Senators’ Mark Stone to have MRI for possible ‘nagging injury’

Craig Anderson needed to make only 14 saves as the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2.

Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone will have an MRI to determine the extent of his injury, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Stone left Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes with an injury and did not suit up for Saturday’s matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. Updates from the team have been kept to a minimum.

“Mark Stone will also have an MRI to maybe disclose further details to what’s bothering him,” Kypreos explained during Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday. “The feeling is he’s got a nagging injury, lower-body, that’s just prohibiting him from feeling good enough to continue to play.”

The Senators’ depth has been put to the test as they deal with injuries to Stone, Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, Chris Neil, and Mark Borowiecki. Despite the long list of ailments, Ottawa has been on a hot streak. Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Avalanche places them atop the Atlantic Division with 84 points.

Stone, 24, has 22 goals and 28 assists through 63 games this season, making this the third straight year he’s reached the 50-point mark.

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