Senators' Talbot out 5-7 weeks with upper-body injury
The Senators claimed netminder Magnus Hellberg off waivers from the Seattle Kraken to help fill the impending void.
Ottawa acquired Talbot in an offseason trade with the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Filip Gustavsson. The 35-year-old veteran posted a .911 save percentage and a 2.76 goals-against average in 49 games with the Wild last season.
Anton Forsberg will assume No. 1 goalie duties with Talbot out. The duo was expected to share the crease this season. Forsberg, a 29-year-old journeyman, was a revelation for the Sens last season, registering a .917 save percentage in 46 games.
Hellberg, 31, owns a .869 save percentage in five career NHL games. He recorded a .917 save percentage in 37 appearances with Sochi HC of the KHL last season.
If Hellberg falters, it's possible 21-year-old prospect Mads Sogaard could be promoted. The 6-foot-7 Dane made his NHL debut last season, allowing six goals on 54 shots across two appearances. He recorded a .908 save percentage in 35 AHL games.