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Senators' playoff hopes hinge on goaltending upgrade. Insider suggests Linus Ullmark could be a target.

The Ottawa Senators entered this season with the expectation of reaching the playoffs, but a major factor in their struggles has been unreliable goaltending.

The Sens currently boast the NHL’s worst combined save percentage (.887), allowing an average of 3.53 goals per game, ranking them 28th in the league.

Is a Goaltending Shakeup Coming for the Ottawa Senators?

Ottawa Sun insider Bruce Garrioch believes that GM Steve Staios will focus heavily on improving the goaltending situation this offseason.

Garrioch suggests Staios may have investigated potential trade options at the NHL trade deadline, with some speculation pointing to Boston Bruins’ Linus Ullmark as a target. The Bruins face a significant decision regarding Ullmark’s future, as the team looks to free up salary cap space to sign Noah Hanifin.

The Senators have Joonas Korpisalo signed for four more seasons. Garrioch deems a buyout improbable, with the hope being that Korpisalo regains his form and delivers a more consistent performance next year.

Whether the Sens look to acquire a starter or a reliable backup, a goaltending upgrade is crucial for any hopes of becoming a playoff contender.

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