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Senators' Anderson to miss another game with undisclosed injury

The Ottawa Senators will be without No. 1 netminder Craig Anderson for at least another game.

Ottawa coach doesn't think it will be a 'long-term' thing

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson will miss Thursday's game against Chicago with an undisclosed injury. (Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators will be without No. 1 netminder Craig Anderson for at least another game.

Senators coach Guy Boucher said Anderson would sit out his second straight game Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks with an undisclosed ailment. Mike Condon will start once more after shining Tuesday evening with 35 stops in a 2-1 overtime defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning which snapped Ottawa's six-game win streak.

"(Anderson) won't be a long-term thing," Boucher said on Wednesday afternoon.

Anderson is listed as a day-to-day, skating and taking shots ahead of practice. He suffered the injury at the end of a Saturday night victory over the Colorado Avalanche — one in which he earned his 147th win with the Senators, setting a franchise record.

Anderson has a .930 save percentage in 30 starts this season, mostly missing time throughout the year to be with his ailing wife Nicholle.

Condon was plucked from Pittsburgh for a fifth round pick in November to help fill the void and he was superb against the Lightning, especially during a third period which saw Ottawa surrender 12 shots and a number of quality scoring chances.​

Ottawa enters Thursday's action one point back of the Montreal Canadiens for the Atlantic division lead with two games in hand.

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