Last month the Ottawa Sun reported that no team had approached the Senators for permission to speak with fired coach Paul MacLean.
According to hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, that has changed.
The Anaheim Ducks have been granted permission to speak to MacLean regarding their vacant assistant coaching position.
MacLean was fired in December after the Sens started the season with an 11-11-5 record.
In parts of four seasons behind the Ottawa Bench, the 57-year-old guided the Sens to a 114-90-35 record. The Senators clinched playoff berths in each of MacLean’s first two seasons.
Anaheim has a vacancy on Bruce Boudreau’s staff after the club fired Brad Lauer earlier this month.
In his 30 Thoughts post, Elliotte Friedman suggests MacLean may need some convincing to take a job other than a head coaching role.
MacLean served as an assistant coach in Anaheim when Mike Babcock was the team’s head coach.
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun the Senators and coach Dave Cameron are nearing an agreement on a two-year contract extension.
Cameron took over the head coaching duties after Paul MacLean was fired on Dec. 8.
The 56-year-old led the Senators to a 32-15-8 record good for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Cameron is also close to filling out his coaching staff.
Garrioch’s sources say former Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Andre Tourigny, will fill the spot left by Mark Reeds who passed away in April.
Tourigny was an assistant on Cameron’s coaching staff when Team Canada won silver at the world junior championship’s in 2011.
St. Louis Blues’ goaltender Brian Elliott has left tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators with an apparent right leg injury.
Blues’ defenseman Chris Butler pushed Sens’ forward Erik Condra into Elliott. While going down, Elliott got his right leg caught underneath his body.
The puck went in on the play, but the goal was waved off, which Ottawa coach Paul MacLean wasn’t too happy about.
Jake Allen is now in net for St. Louis.