Confirmed: Senators Goaltender Won't Be Back Next Season

The 2023 free-agent market is going to be littered with starting goaltenders. From goalies in their prime like Tristan Jarry or Frederik Andersen to some veterans like James Reimer and Thomas Griess, the market is full of a variety of options. You can also add Cam Talbot's name to the list, because he won't be re-signing with the Ottawa Senators before July 1.

Pierre LeBrun of the Athletic caught up with Talbot's agent who had this to say about his client's summer outlook:

I have not spoken with Vegas yet about Quick but will soon. I know they love what he did for them both on the ice and in helping their inexperienced goalies navigate the playoffs, etc. Talbot is not going back to Ottawa but should be looking at some good options in free agency.

Talbot is soon-to-be 36 years old and in 36 appearances last season in Ottawa, his first as a Sen, he put up an .898 save percentage and 2.93 goals against average. Less than attractive numbers for a team looking to make a massive jump into contention in the Eastern Conference next season.

Talbot will have some options as a reliable #2 goalie, and could be an option for rebuilding clubs looking for a cheap 'bridge' goalie like the Chicago Blackhawks or San Jose Sharks. 

As for the Sens, they have been linked to a trade for John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks and Jarry of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who appears to be heading to open market on July 1. One things for sure, Talbot won't be in the crease opening night in Ottawa.

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