During general manager Pierre Dorion’s interview with TSN 1200 today, he gave a variety of updates related to the short- and long-term future of the team. One of those updates surrounded forward Colin White, who hasn’t played this season due to a shoulder injury suffered during the preseason. Dorion says that White still isn’t close to returning, and hopes for an early-March season debut as the best scenario. That jives with White’s original five-month timeline on the injury, but many hoped for an earlier return. The 24-year-old forward is under contract for three seasons following this one with a $4.75MM cap hit.
More from the Senators on this Thursday morning:
- While Chris Tierney and Thomas Chabot are exiting COVID protocol, the same can’t be said for goalie Anton Forsberg. Dorion says the netminder is still experiencing symptoms and may be quarantined for 10 days instead of five. For now, the crease will continue to be manned by Matt Murray and Filip Gustavsson.
- Dorion also says that the Senators are in on KHL forward Andrei Kuzmenko, a former teammate of Senators defenseman Artem Zub. Kuzmenko is second in KHL scoring with 19 goals and 52 points in 42 games. The 25-year-old Russian is in the final year of his KHL contract and will be one of the most hotly-contested European free agents this summer.