The Ottawa Senators
signed defenseman Matt Carkner
to a two-year contract extension Tuesday.
Carkner, 28, has appeared in each of the team's seven regular-season games to date, averaging 18:03 time-on-ice and currently ranking eighth (tied) in the NHL in blocked shots (19). He scored his first NHL goal in the Senators' 3-2 overtime win against the New York Islanders
on Oct. 8.