Report: Senators To Be Hit With NHL Punishment Over Trade Controversy

To say that it's not been a good month for the Ottawa Senators off the ice would be an understatement. First, they were slammed in all quarters for not creating cap room this summer to re-sign 20-goal rookie Shane Pinto; then we found out that Pinto was under investigation by the league for gambling and has been suspended for 41 games. 

Now, according to a new report, the NHL is about to punish the Senators for a voided trade that affected the Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks in March of 2022. Vegas sent Evegenii Dadonov to Anaheim, not aware that his no-trade list, which included the Ducks, had actually been filed to the Senators.

Vegas was told by the Senators when they originally acquired Dadonov from them, that the player had not submitted his no-trade list. Insider Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is now reporting that Ottawa will be punished by the NHL this week over the matter. 

Sometime, I think, in the next few days, the NHL is going to announce some sort of punishment to the Senators for that situation. I think we’re going to get a clear explanation of what occurred and why Vegas wasn’t at fault.

The Golden Knights eventually traded Dadonov to the Montreal Canadiens after the 2022 season, and he's since been dealt again to Dallas. 

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