Apr 13, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Senators won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators re-sign G Robin Lehner

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The Ottawa Senators have re-signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a three-year deal worth $6.675 million per the team’s social media accounts. Lehner appeared in 36 games last season, posting a 12-15-6 record. He had a 3.06 GAA and a .913 save percentage.

With only one more year remaining on Craig Anderson‘s contract, GM Bryan Murray did the prudent thing and locked up a young, mid-tier goaltender as insurance in case Anderson either breaks down this year or leaves Ottawa after next season. Anderson makes a reasonable figure just below $3.2 million and it stands to reason he’ll be due a raise. Since the Senators aren’t exactly known for having the widest purse strings, it’s feasible to think that Ottawa could go with Lehner and another young goalie in 2015-16.

For next season anyways, it’s fair to expect Lehner to appear in another 20-30 games if Anderson stays healthy. He still hasn’t played enough games for one to properly assess just how good he is so for essentially the price of a good backup, the Senators will have three years to find out just what they have.

With Lehner in tow, the Senators essentially have a full roster with plenty of cap space left. They may make a depth signing or two, but expect the roster that’s under contract right now to be the Senators team that takes the ice in October.

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