Sens place Anderson on IR with lower-body injury
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The Ottawa Senators placed goaltender Craig Anderson on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, head coach D.J. Smith said Thursday, according to The Athletic's Hailey Salvian.

Anders Nilsson is expected to tend the twine on Friday as the team begins a five-game road trip against the Minnesota Wild. Marcus Hogberg, who was recalled on Wednesday, will serve as the backup.

Anderson will join the team on the trip and will be eligible to return from IR against the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 4.

The veteran puck-stopper has collected four wins in 14 starts this season with a 2.96 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.

Nilsson, 29, has split time with Anderson throughout the season and boasts a career-best .927 save percentage through 13 starts heading into Friday's action.

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