Senators Recall Matt O’Connor

The Ottawa Senators have recalled goalie Matt O’Connor from Binghamton.

First, it was Chris Driedger who was asked to make his way to Calgary after it was announced Craig Anderson would be in need of some time off for a personal matter. Then, a few days later, Andrew Hammond injures himself while attempting to make a save in the first period against the Flames and Matt O’Connor is on the first flight to Edmonton.

Just when the Senators goaltending situation looked to be turning around - both goalies hadn’t posted a save percentage above .900 until Anderson’s shutout against the Canucks - everything goes horribly wrong.

The saving grace may be the fact that Driedger and O’Connor have been fairing quite well in the AHL up until now. While Driedger is sporting a 0.96 GAA and a .961 SV%, O’Connor has a 2.35 GAA and a .919 SV%.

It would be unfair to Driedger if assumptions were made after his performance against the Flames. Travelling across the continent only to find out you’ll be put into a game halfway through with no warm-up is a tough situation.

Right now, as Anderson is out on personal leave and Hammond has a lower-body injury, it’s completely up in the air how long they’ll be out for.

The Senators’ next test is against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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