The Ottawa Senators cannot catch a break when it comes to injuries.
Having already dealt with injuries to Bobby Ryan, Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman, among others, backup goaltender Andrew Hammond will now be out for the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right hip.
According to TSN Ottawa reporter Brent Wallace, the injury will require surgery that comes with a 12-week recovery period.
Placed on waivers upon the return of Craig Anderson, Hammond has been playing in the AHL, with six NHL games in the books for the season.
Hammond is under contract through the 2017-18 season, but with goalie Mike Condon as their No.2, his future is questionable. Talks of a contract extension with Condon began once Hammond was waived in November.
While their goaltending is pretty much safe and sound, as of now, with Anderson and Condon, the Sens have been working hard to make a trade for some forward depth.
Talks of Matt Duchene coming in from Colorado continue to heat up, while the Senators have also explored their options and have spoken with several other teams about their available assets.
The Senators are expected to make some waves leading up to Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline, as GM Pierre Dorion is in the market for a top-six forward.