Report: Senators don't want to 'pollute' Andrew Hammond with contract talks

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The Ottawa Senators will reportedly wait until after the season to engage 27-year-old rookie wonder, Andrew Hammond.

Per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada's "Headlines" segment:

Are they talking at all to extend him? The answer is no. They don't want to pollute - was the word I heard - everything that's going on right now. Don't bring contract talks into it. They'll wait until after the season - it's going so well for them now. 

Since his emergency recall late last month, Hammond has fashioned a 1.43 GAA and a .954 save percentage while his 7-0-1 record as a starter has lifted Ottawa to within striking distance in the Eastern Conference postseason race.

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