For the Senators, this is game three in life without Alfie.
Alfredsson spoke with the media yesterday and was not able to give a timetable for when he might return to the line up. In speaking with a couple people close to the organization, it really does sound like this could be a long term injury for the Captain. With this team’s heart and soul on the sidelines, it will be a great chance for some other players to step up.
The Sens are expected to shuffle their line up a little bit after seeing their six game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Bruins. Kaspars Daugavins has been recalled from Binghamton of the AHL and will skate on the third line. Looks like Zenon Konopka will be the odd man out up front.
Here is how the lines looked according to Ian Mendes on Twitter
On defence, it looks as though Brian Lee will draw back in to the line up in place of David Rundblad. Craig Anderson gets the start in the Ottawa goal. Robin Lehner has been returned to Binghamton which means Alex Auld will dress as the back up.
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