Mike Condon is moving on to Ottawa

Mike Condon
Mike Condon has been traded to Ottawa

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded goalie Mike Condon to the Ottawa Senators for the fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Condon played in just one game for the Pens, stopping each of the seven shots he faced against the Predators in late October.

The goaltender goes from being an emergency backup in Pittsburgh to being an emergency backup in Ottawa, backing up Craig Anderson following the injury to Andrew Hammond.

The move was made once starting goalie and Stanley Cup winner Matt Murray returned to the team after missing a good part of the season with hand that he broke during the World Cup of Hockey.

This is a nice deal for the Penguins.

The team is able to flip Condon and get value for him after claiming him off of waivers from the Canadiens back in October.

Here’s Senators GM Pierre Dorion on the deal:

“It looks like Andrew Hammond will be out for at least one more week. We also know Craig (Anderson’s) situation is very fluid at the moment,” Dorion said. “We don’t know when the possibility is of him leaving.

“(In Condon) we know we’re getting someone who has NHL experience, that had a very good season last year, we saw him quite a few times. We think that he’s a very good NHL goalie and he’s going to help us win.

“We can’t afford at the present time … to not field the best team we feel we need to give us a chance to win.”


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