Ottawa Senators’ Josh Norris out for 2022-23 season

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion announced Monday that forward Josh Norris will undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 regular season.

Norris, 23, has just recovered from a shoulder injury that has kept him out of training since October. He clocked 15:51 of ice time and scored his first goal since returning to the Senators roster in Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. He finished the season with two goals and three points in eight games.

Last season, Norris recorded career highs in every department, recording 35 goals and 20 assists for 55 points in 66 games. This outstanding performance earned Norris a contract extension. During the offseason, he signed an eight-year, $63 million contract that carries an average annual value (AAV) of $7.95 million through the 2029-30 regular season. Norris is currently in the first year of the contract.

In addition, the Senators recalled forward Ridly Greig from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Belleville Senators. Greig is a 2020 first-round pick who has 12 goals and 23 points in 28 games this AHL season. The Lethbridge, Alta. native spent five seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and in 2021-22 Greig captained the Wheat Kings and set a career-high 63 points in 39 games. That same year, he won a gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship with Team Canada, recording six points in five games. Grieg has yet to make his NHL debut, but that could change quickly as he was on a practice line with Claude Giroux and Alex DeBrincat.

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