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Sens claim Dumont

The Senators have added some forward depth after claiming Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Lightning

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

It was announced on Wednesday that the Senators had claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 27-year-old forward has three goals and four assists in 64 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and the Montreal Canadiens and has appeared in seven games with the Lightning this season.

"We know Gabriel brings a lot of leadership, high character and is someone who can take face-offs," said Sens GM Pierre Dorion about the acquisition. "For us, this is something that we felt we could do to improve our team so we're really excited to have him on board."

Video: Nov 22: Pierre Dorion - Gabriel Dumont

Dumont will not pay in tonight's game in Washington and is expected to join his new club prior to Friday's game in Columbus.

Tweet from @Media_Sens: Newest #Sens forward Gabriel Dumont will wear #40 for Ottawa. He will become the fourth player in team history to wear that number (Lalime, Morrison and Lehner).

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