The mighty Ottawa Senators are now crippled.
Sad news for us Senators fans. Firstly, Jason Spezza is out for back surgery for quite a while. Now, one of the team's best players and defence men is now out with a slashed Achilles tendon - Karlsson.
With two of our strongest players now out, the coming battles will be quite difficult and bloody indeed.
In regards to the Karlsson scenario, yes it's terrible but I don't think it was Cooke's fault. Yes, he had him against the boards but I don't believe he had intended to use foot and skate as such. I'm a Sens fan and like Karlsson, but that's part of the game and sadly, that was a casualty.