Former Oilers Goaltender Gets Healthy Scratched in Obnoxious Way

Published April 7, 2023 at 0:02

The Ottawa Senators' decision to bench Cam Talbot, their goaltender, for the game against the Florida Panthers has raised questions about his future with the team. Talbot, who was regarded as a significant acquisition in the off-season, was a healthy scratch for the game, which was seen as a clear message from the Senators' management to the player.

Talbot was acquired by the Senators via trade with the Minnesota Wild in July 2022, but his performance this season has been disappointing, with a lackluster record of 16-14-2 in 35 games played, combined with some injuries. Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch suggested that the decision to bench Talbot was due to his underperformance.

Moreover, Talbot and his camp are reportedly looking for a contract of $5 million per year to return to Ottawa, which could be a concern for the Senators. With just a few games left in the season, the Senators will need to evaluate their options and make some tough decisions moving forward.

April 7   |   42 answers
Former Oilers Goaltender Gets Healthy Scratched in Obnoxious Way

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