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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
15-4-3 33
14-7-2 30
12-6-3 27
12-7-3 27
10-9-5 25
10-10-2 22
10-11-2 22
8-9-0 16

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 0 1 1 15:25 14

Top Erik Brannstrom News

  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: First goal key to win

    Brannstrom scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Wild.

    With the Senators down 1-0 early in the third period, Minnesota cleared the puck into Ottawa's end for a line change. Goalie Anton Forsberg pounced on it and fired a pass to a wide-open Brannstrom at the opposite blue line, who had a clear path to Wild netminder Filip Gustavsson and blasted a slapshot past him. Brannstrom has never scored more than two goals in an NHL season, and this was his first point in 2023-24, so an offensive surge for the 24-year-old defenseman seems unlikely.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Returns Saturday

    Brannstrom (concussion) will be back in the lineup Saturday versus Calgary, per Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

    Brannstrom sat out five games after he was stretchered off the ice Oct. 26, courtesy of a Cal Clutterbuck hit. Brannstrom has yet to garner a point in seven games this season.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Still out of action

    Brannstrom (concussion) won't play Thursday versus the Canucks.

    Brannstrom will miss his fifth straight game, and he has yet to be cleared for contact. The defenseman may end up sitting out Saturday versus Calgary as well, as the Senators are off for four days after that contest, which could give him enough time to get back on track in practice.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Hasn't been cleared for contact

    Brannstrom (concussion) skated in a non-contact jersey Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Brannstrom has missed the last three games after suffering a concussion during a loss to the Islanders on Oct. 26. While Brannstrom returning to the ice in a limited fashion Tuesday is certainly a step in the right direction, he'll presumably need to log at least one full practice before being cleared for game action. He's gone scoreless through seven contests this campaign.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Diagnosed with concussion

    Brannstrom sustained a concussion and will be returning to Ottawa on Friday, per TSN 1200 Ottawa.

    Brannstrom won't be available to face the Penguins on Saturday but it could certainly be longer as he recovers from his concussion. The fact that he was immediately able to travel home could be an indication it won't be a long-term absence. Still, any missing blueliner is a problem for the team right now with both Thomas Chabot (hand) and Artem Zub (upper body) also shelved.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Exits Thursday's game

    Brannstrom was stretchered off the ice after a hit from Cal Clutterbuck in Thursday's game versus the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    The hit occurred in the second period. Per the team, Brannstrom was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. At this time it's unclear if he'll be cleared to travel with the Senators on their trip to Pittsburgh for Saturday's matchup with the Penguins.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Re-ups with club

    Brannstrom secured a one-year, $2 million contract with Ottawa on Saturday.

    Brannstrom finally found himself as a full-time NHL player this season, logging 74 games for the Senators in which he garnered two goals, 16 assists and 74 shots despite averaging just 16:07 of ice time. If the Swedish blueliner can secure more opportunities with the man advantage, he could top the 20-point threshold for the first time in his four-year NHL career in 2023-24.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Registers assist in win

    Brannstrom produced a power-play assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.

    Brannstrom helped Derick Brassard extend Ottawa's lead to 2-0 in the first period. The 23-year-old blueliner is up to two goals and 14 points on the season, matching his career high. Brannstrom has shown some offensive upside, but his production has been limited in a third-pairing role.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Records helper in commanding win

    Brannstrom earned an assist in Friday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

    This was the first point for Brannstrom since Nov. 19. The third-pairing blueliner worked through a lower-body injury earlier in the season, and he has largely struggled to make an impact for a Senators team that has won just four of its past 10 games. The Swede has four assists standing as his point total through 43 contests, and while his career-high 65 blocked shots qualifies as a decent total, it's generally not enough to move the needle in fantasy hockey.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Playing Tuesday

    Brannstrom will be in the lineup against the Jackets on Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Brannstrom was activated off injured reserve Sunday but didn't get into the action versus the Sabres. Considering the blueliner has one point in his last 29 appearances, his return to the lineup shouldn't offer much in the way of fantasy value except perhaps in formats that value defensive stats like blocks and hits.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Back from IR

    Brannstrom (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Brannstrom was activated but did not dress in Sunday's game against Buffalo. He could return as early as Tuesday's matchup with Columbus. The 23-year-old has just three assists in 32 games this season.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Surfaces on IR

    Brannstrom (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

    The Senators have yet to release an expected timetable for Brannstrom's return, but his placement on IR was likely made retroactive to Dec. 21, in which case he'd be eligible to return whenever healthy. The 23-year-old defender has only picked up three assists through 32 games this campaign, so fantasy managers shouldn't need to track his availability.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Sidelined with lower-body injury

    Brannstrom won't play Tuesday against Boston due to a lower-body injury, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

    Brannstrom will miss a second straight contest with his lower-body injury. He's picked up just three helpers through 32 games this campaign, so fantasy managers shouldn't need to keep tabs on Brannstrom's status.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Suffers leg injury

    Brannstrom will not play Thursday versus Washington due to a leg injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Brannstrom has had a tough offensive season, as he has only three assists in 32 games. He will be replaced in the lineup by Dillon Heatherington. Brannstrom should be considered day-to-day and could return after the Christmas break.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Struggling offensively

    Brannstrom has only three assists in 29 games this season.

    Brannstrom was expected to be the jewel coming back from Vegas in the Mark Stone trade from Feb. 2019, as he was drafted 15th overall in 2017, but he has been a huge disappointment offensively. He had only 14 assists last season in 53 games and has seen his ice time drop from 19:46 in 2021-22, to 15:56 this season. Brannstrom started the season with two assists in his first three games but has only one in his last 26.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Gets second assist of season

    Brannstrom had one assist in a 7-5 win over the Bruins on Tuesday.

    Brannstrom picked up his second assist of the season. He had one shot on goal with one blocked shot in 15:10 of action. The defenseman is seeing third-unit duty and finally saw his first power play time of the season, albeit for only 33 seconds.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Picks up assist Thursday

    Brannstrom drew the secondary assist on Brady Tkachuk's goal Thursday as Ottawa fell 4-1 to the Sabres.

    Brannstrom has been a bit of a disappointment with the Senators since he was the central part of the deal with the Golden Knights that sent Mark Stone to Vegas in 2019. Brannstrom had 14 assists in 53 games last season and should be closer to the 30-35 point mark in 2022-23.

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  • Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Signs one-year contract

    Brannstrom signed a one-year, $900,000 contract extension with Ottawa on Monday.

    Brannstrom set career highs in assists (14), points (14), shots on goal (86), blocks (59) and hits (39) in 53 games with the Senators in 2021-22. He also averaged a personal-best 19:46 of ice time per contest. Brannstrom performed well in an increased role and will be counted on to continue his upward trend in 2022-23.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Eksjo, Sweden
Age: 24
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left