Former Edmonton Oiler Gets Healthy Scratched by Non-Playoff Team

Published April 7, 2023 at 0:00

Cam Talbot, the Ottawa Senators' goaltender, who was regarded as a 'major' acquisition in the off-season, has been benched for the last night's game against the Florida Panthers. Talbot was picked up by the Senators via trade with the Minnesota Wild in July 2022, but was a healthy scratch for the game. The decision was based on Talbot's underperformance this season, according to Bruce Garrioch, an Ottawa Sun reporter.

Despite high expectations for Talbot, he has had a lackluster record of 16-14-2 in 35 games played, along with some injuries, leading to disappointment for the Senators' management. Additionally, Talbot and his camp are reportedly looking for a contract of $5 million per year to return to Ottawa, which could cause more concern for the team, given his recent performance.

The Senators' decision to bench Talbot may signal the team's intention to re-evaluate their options and make some tough decisions moving forward.

April 7   |   78 answers
Former Edmonton Oiler Gets Healthy Scratched by Non-Playoff Team

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