Following his first-career loss in regulation, Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond admitted that he is nursing an injury.
Hammond suffered the undisclosed ailment after a collision with San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture Monday night.
He struggled in Thursday night’s loss to the New York Rangers, allowing five goals on 22 shots before he being pulled by head coach Dave Cameron. Following the game, the Senators goalie said he is not 100 per cent.
Cameron added that Hammond looked “beat up” and he was pulled in order to get some rest.
His stellar play over the past month elevated Ottawa into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Sens faces the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday but it remains unclear if Hammond will play.