Senators' Anderson takes leave to be with ailing wife

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Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson has left the club to be with his ailing wife.

Anderson will not be in Thursday's lineup against Vancouver, and head coach Guy Boucher is not sure when he'll return.

Anderson made two starts for Ottawa since it was announced that his wife Nicholle had been diagnosed with cancer, shutting out Edmonton and earning another win over Carolina in which he allowed a lone goal.

During Thursday's morning skate, all signs pointed to Mike Condon - who was acquired Wednesday from the Pittsburgh Penguins - making his Senators debut Thursday, starting against the Canucks, which was later confirmed.

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