June 24th, 2024

Senators lose two more defencemen in Chabot, Brannstrom to injuries

By The Canadian Press on October 27, 2023.

Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith, right, calls out to his players during first period NHL pre-season game action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The Ottawa Senators are down two more defencemen due to injury. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

PITTSBURGH – The Ottawa Senators are down two more defencemen due to injury.

Head coach D.J. Smith told reporters Friday that Thomas Chabot fractured his hand and will likely miss six weeks.

Smith also said Erik Brannstrom returned to Ottawa after having scans done Thursday night with what Smith said is “clearly a concussion.”

Brannstrom was stretchered off the ice in the Senators’ 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night after taking a hard hit from Cal Clutterbuck in the second period.

Ottawa was already without blue-liner Artem Zub, who is out with an upper-body injury.

The Senators will look to snap a three-game losing skid in the second leg of their two-game road trip on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 27, 2023.

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