Senators: Injured, Cam Talbot will miss several weeks of play
Ottawa Senators head coach DJ Smith said he was disappointed not to be able to count on the services of goaltender Cam Talbot for the start of the season.
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On Monday, the Ottawa organization indicated that the 35-year-old veteran will miss several weeks of activities due to an upper body injury. It would be a broken rib, according to the Sportsnet network.
« It is sad. Initially, I had the impression that he would be away for a few days. To know that he was going to be absent for so long, it affects us, ”said Smith on Tuesday, a few hours before a preseason match against the Canadiens in Montreal.
However, the “Sens” driver would not be surprised to see Talbot back on the icy surface before the announced date.
“I am told that it will be between five and seven weeks of absence. However, I can tell you that Talbot wants to play! This is bad news for him. We will not put him in a dangerous situation for his health, but there are possibilities that he will return sooner than expected,” he said.
In the meantime, it’s Anton Forsberg who will have to take on the responsibilities of number 1 goaltender for the Senators.
« He [Forsberg] has already proven to us that he is a good goalkeeper and we all have confidence in him, said forward Josh Norris. I know he believes in his abilities. We are not to complain between the posts.
In addition, the Ottawa organization claimed Seattle Kraken goaltender Magnus Hellberg via waivers on Monday. He has only five games of experience in the National League.