Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson left Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers after he suffered a lower-body injury early in the first period on a play that ultimately never happened.
The Flyers scored on a bizarre play behind the net when the puck slipped through Anderson’s pads as he moved across the crease. The 38-year-old netminder left the ice while the goal was put under review — it was eventually called back as Philadelphia forward Oskar Lindblom was ruled offsides on the play.
The Senators did not get their goalie back, though. Anderson appeared to get clipped by Flyers forward Connor Brown during the play and did not return when the puck dropped again. Backup goaltender Anders Nilsson assumed duties between the pipes as the Senators announced Anderson would sit out the remainder of the game.
The longtime Ottawa goalie has played in 16 of the Senators’ 30 games this season. His last start on Dec. 5 was his first after missing nine days with a lower-body injury.