The Ottawa Senators have placed goaltender Andrew Hammond on waivers today, reports Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Hammond is the odd man out in Ottawa after the Senators acquired goaltender Mike Condon from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Hammond has struggled so far this season in Ottawa. In his short two game stint with the big club he’s earned a .793 SV% and a 4.50 GAA. His numbers are a far cry from two seasons ago when he put up an astounding .941 SV% and a 1.79 GAA in 23 starts, going 20-1 down the stretch for Ottawa.
The club’s decision to waive Hammond indicates that Craig Anderson will be returning to the team for good. Anderson has taken personal time away from the team to tend to his wife after her recent cancer diagnosis.
It is uncertain, however, whether Hammond would report to Binghamton if he clears waivers. The goaltender previously declined to consent to a conditioning stint in the AHL after returning from a groin injury this week. The Sens attempted to trade Hammond this week, but this waiver addition implies that there were no takers.