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Senators’ Offseason Projections: Erik Brännström

As the regular season comes to a close, the Ottawa Senators have quite a few decisions to make. In this weekly series, we will explore and project what some of those key player decisions will look like. This week’s focus is on pending restricted free agent (RFA) Erik Brännström.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Picks up assist

Brannstrom notched an assist and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks. Brannstrom set up a Parker Kelly tally in the third period. Since the start of April, Brannstrom has racked up six helpers, 18 shots on net, 16 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in 11 contests. The defenseman matched his career high in points Tuesday, but all 13 have been assists this season. He's added 77 shots on net, 51 blocks and a minus-19 rating in 48 appearances.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Snags helper in loss

Brannstrom produced a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Jets. Brannstrom has found another gear in April with four assists in his last six games. He had the secondary assist on the second of Brady Tkachuk's goals in this contest. For the season, Brannstrom has 11 helpers, including six on the power play, 71 shots on net, 43 blocked shots, 26 PIM and a minus-18 rating through 43 appearances. He should continue to see top-four minutes to close out the campaign.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Snaps skid with helper

Brannstrom registered a power-play assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. This was the first point in 11 games for Brannstrom, who serves on the No. 2 power-play unit. While he's largely been missing the mark offensively -- with six assists counting as his only points through 32 games -- the Swede should see an uptick in playing time down the stretch since Thomas Chabot (hand) is out of comission.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Exits COVID-19 protocols

Brannstrom cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Sunday. Brannstrom has averaged 18:56 of ice time -- 1:45 during the power play -- and distributed one assist over nine games this season. The 22-year-old has missed the last three games while in the virus protocols. Upon Brannstrom's return, Lassi Thomson was demoted to the taxi squad.
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Erik Brannstrom could be an intriguing trade chip for Senators

While Ottawa finds themselves well out of the playoff picture again, Postmedia’s Ken Warren posits that there are still a few players with a lot to play for down the stretch. One of those is defenseman Erik Brannstrom. The centerpiece of the Mark Stone trade, the 22-year-old has struggled considerably in Ottawa and has spent most of this season in the minors. Warren suggests that Jake Sanderson is likely to join the Senators following his college season which could push Brannstrom further down the depth chart to the point where the 15th pick in 2017 could soon be trying to showcase himself for other teams. Brannstrom is in his final season of waiver exemption and will be a restricted free agent this summer and if he’s made available, he could be an intriguing trade chip for GM Pierre Dorion.
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Ottawa Senators: Erik Brannstrom Deserves a Fair Shot

Finally healthy and back in the Senators lineup, the talented defenceman deserves some playing time. Ever since being acquired as the key piece of the Mark Stone trade, Erik Brannstrom has struggled to find a consistent spot in the lineup during his time in the nation’s capital, despite his play clearly exceeding some of his peers. The pure disconnect between the Senators and the word “rebuilding” is puzzling, last season D.J. Smith and staff continuously sat Brannstrom in favour of “veteran” players who offered little to nothing on the ice, losing ice-time to Braydon Coburn and Josh Brown when a team is in the middle of a rebuild is not even questionable, it’s just dead wrong.

Senators activate defenseman Erik Brannstrom from injured reserve

The Ottawa Senators activated defenseman Erik Brannstrom from injured reserve on Wednesday night, per CapFriendly. A broken hand in mid-November gave Brannstrom an expected return timeline of two months. However, it appears as though he’ll be returning to the lineup about two weeks ahead of schedule, which is great news for both him and the Senators.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Off injured reserve

Brannstrom (hand) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly. Brannstrom could be on track to return to the lineup Saturday versus the Maple Leafs if his fitness is at the right level. The 22-year-old only appeared in two games for the Senators this year prior to breaking his hand against the Kings on Nov. 11.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Joins practice Sunday

Brannstrom (hand) practiced with the team Sunday. Brannstrom broke his hand in November but it appears that his rehab and return timeline are right on track. The blueliner has been held scoreless in his only two NHL games this season. He could return as early as Wednesday against Boston but the team may elect to get him some extra practice time before he sees any game action.
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Senators defenseman Erik Brannstrom out indefinitely with broken hand, might need surgery

It’s almost becoming comical at this point. On Thursday, the Ottawa Senators placed top-four defenseman Nikita Zaitsev in COVID protocol, where he joined fellow defensemen Josh Brown, Victor Mete and Nick Holden. Later that night, fellow top-four defender Artem Zub was knocked out of Ottawa’s matchup with the Los Angeles Kings with an upper-body injury. Now, just 24 hours later, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that young defenseman Erik Brannstrom suffered a broken hand in that game as well and is out indefinitely.
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Out 6-to-8 weeks

Brannstrom will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a broken hand, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. The 22-year-old blueliner has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Brannstrom will likely have to wait for the calendar to flip to 2022 before making his return...
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: May have broken hand

The Senators believe that Brannstrom suffered a broken hand, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. The team is still running more medical tests on Brannstrom to determine exactly how severe the injury is, but the early evaluation has returned unfortunate results. It's safe to say that the 22-year-old won't be available for either of Ottawa's games this weekend and will likely miss at least a couple of months. The team is dealing with an extensive COVID-19 issue, as well, and may need to call up a replacement for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.
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Senators place Nick Holden in COVID-19 protocol, recall Erik Brannstrom

The Ottawa Senators have placed defenceman Nick Holden in COVID-19 protocol, the team announced on Sunday. Also going into COVID-19 protocol is Senators assistant coach Jack Capuano. As a result, Ottawa is recalling defenceman Erik Brannstrom from its AHL-affiliate Belleville Senators. Forward Austin Watson entered the protocol on Friday. Holden...
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Senators' Erik Brannstrom: Joins big club

Brannstrom was promoted from AHL Belleville on Sunday. With Nick Holden landing on the COVID-19 list, Brannstrom earned a promotion. Assuming Holden isn't available Tuesday against the Bruins, there's a chance that the 22-year-old could make his season debut. He has three points in nine games with AHL Belleville this season.
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3 Teams That Should Target Senators’ Erik Brannstrom in a Trade

The Ottawa Senators should be looking for a top-6 forward for their lineup if they want to make bigger strides this season. Names that can easily slide down the lineup and still be effective players include Nick Paul and Connor Brown, who are currently playing with Tim Stutzle while Shane Pinto is on injured reserve.
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