Ottawa Senators Parting Ways With Veteran Goalie

While speaking with reporters on Monday (April 17), Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion confirmed that they will not be re-signing goaltender Cam Talbot.

This is not particularly surprising, as they have been several reports that Talbot and the Senators were far apart on contract talks. Now, Dorion has made it official that Talbot will not be back with the Senators in 2023-24. 

Talbot's one-year tenure as a Senator was rather unimpressive. In 36 appearances on the year, he had a decent 17-14-2 record, but his .898 save percentage (SV%) and 2.93 goals-against average (GAA) show that he was inconsistent. Therefore, it is understandable that the Senators are moving on from the 35-year-old netminder. 

The Senators are now entering the offseason with Anton Forsberg and Mads Sogaard as their top two goaltenders. With the Senators looking to make the playoffs next year, don't be surprised if they bring in an experienced goalie. Some free-agent targets set to hit the market include Joonas Korpisalo, Tristan Jarry, and Semyon Varlamov. Some potential trade options include John Gibson, Thatcher Demko, and Karel Vejmelka. 

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