Senators knew of Uber video before it went public
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The Ottawa Senators say the organization was aware of the video that surfaced Monday prior to it being made public.

The video was recorded during Ottawa's recent road trip through Arizona, and included players taking numerous jabs at assistant coach Martin Raymond about his special teams and video session methods.

In the aftermath of its release, the players involved in the video (Matt Duchene, Chris Wideman, Alex Formenton, Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Colin White, and Chris Tierney) weren't made available for comment, but members of the team's leadership group addressed the topic and shed light on how the organization handled the situation.

"We dealt with this long before this video was released," assistant captain Mark Stone told reporters, according to TSN. "As a coaching staff, as management, and as players, it was dealt with internally and the way it should be. We're going to move forward and grow with it.

"We don't want negative stuff surrounding our team," Stone said. "This is a hiccup, but I think guys have made a great effort to repair relationships. This is only going to make our team stronger moving forward."

The Senators are 5-6-3 on the season, good for sixth place in the Atlantic Division.

Senators knew of Uber video before it went public
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