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Sens goalie Anderson granted leave of absence for 'personal matter at home'

Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm EST

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a save during third period NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The Senators have given Anderson a leave of absence to attend to a "personal matter at home." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have given goaltender Craig Anderson a leave of absence to attend to a “personal matter at home.”

“While we are uncertain of how long Craig may be away, he will continue to have our support for as much time as is needed,” general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. “We will respect his privacy and will have no further comment at this time.”

Anderson has a 4-1-0 record with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with a shutout this season.

The Senators recalled Chris Driedger from the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators to tend goal along with Andrew Hammond in Anderson’s absence.

Driedger has a 1-0-1 record with a 0.96 goals-against average and .961 save percentage in two games with Binghamton this season.

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