The Ottawas Senators are down another player on their team. The Senators announced that centre Colin White is sidelined for the foreseeable future. Placing the forward on Injured Reserve, he will be out of the lineup until at least Friday.
Colin White has been placed on IR. So, if that’s even retro to his last appearance (Thursday), he’ll miss tonight and vs Edmonton on Wednesday. #Sens
— Steve Lloyd (@TSNSteveLloyd) April 5, 2021
Colin White Moved to Injured Reserve
With the extent of Whites injury still unknown, the 24-year old forward will miss Monday and Wednesday’s games against the Edmonton Oilers. White was initially injured in Thursday’s 4-1 loss against the Montreal Canadiens. The team decided to wait to make sure they were 100 percent certain they needed to put white on the injured reserve list.
So far this season, White has scored eight goals and six assists for 14 points to go along with 12 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were solid at 53.1 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 5.5.
Over his five-year NHL career, Colin White has played for only the Ottawa Senators, drafted by the team in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, 21st overall. During his time with the Senators, he has 31 goals and 53 assists for 84 career points.
What Does This Mean for Ottawa
Originally a product of Boston College, Colin White had a breakout year during the 2018-19 season. With 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points, he would finish 11th in voting for the Calder Trophy. Yet, ever since that season, White has been on a bit of a downward trajectory. Simultaneously, the team around him has not been the best in the more recent past. But, his drop in point production by almost half the following season is something to wonder about.
Looking to now, the Senators have an opportunity to allow some of their prospects or young guys to step up into more prominent roles. While it looks as if Artem Anisimov will take his place. If White is out longer than Friday, the team could give college phenom Shane Pinto his first NHL start. Regardless of what they do, the Senators won’t stop battling until the very end. No matter how far away that may feel.