The Ottawa Senators have had a bright spot all season in Thomas Chabot, who has developed into a top defenseman in the NHL at a very young age. Unfortunately that bright spot will be snuffed out for at least a few weeks, as Chabot deals with a broken toe. Brent Wallace of TSN reports that the team has listed Chabot as week-to-week, but are hopeful he can play again this season. The Senators finish their season on April 6th, three and a half weeks from now.
Chabot, 22, has racked up 49 points through 62 games this season, establishing an early career high and proving himself to be one of the most dynamic offensive weapons in the league. Logging more than 24 minutes per night for the Senators, Chabot is a huge centerpiece for their rebuild and will be relied upon moving forward.
Unfortunately, that may have to wait until next season if he doesn’t recover quickly. There’s not much point in rushing him back, though the Senators have said that they’re trying to win as many games as possible down the stretch. Tanking for a higher draft pick isn’t a problem for them, but they seem destined to finish in last place.