The Hamburglar just got a little more job security.
On Tuesday, Ottawa announced that Craig Anderson has re-aggravated his hand injury and Chris Driedger has been recalled from ECHL Evansville on an emergency basis.
The transaction means that Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond will start once again for the Sens in Carolina tonight and, barring a dramatic turn of events, won’t be leaving the Ottawa crease anytime soon.
It’s an interesting development, to say the least.
Anderson, who missed all of February dealing with his hand injury, returned briefly to the Ottawa net in mid-March while Hammond was in the midst of his incredible hot streak (he’s 10-0-1 heading into tonight’s play.)
Anderson started two games, including a crucial tilt against Boston on Mar. 10 — one the Sens needed to get back into playoff contention. Per head coach Dave Cameron, Anderson gave Ottawa “the best chance to win,” even though Hammond had been virtually unbeatable.
The Sens lost that game, 3-1, and Anderson hasn’t played since.
Ottawa will be a team to watch down the stretch, especially this week. The Sens head into tonight’s action just five points back of Boston with a game in hand, and will take on the Bruins at home on Thursday in a massive game for their postseason chances.