(UPDATE 4:03 PM)- Bit of a surprise move this afternoon as the Ottawa Senators have announced they are sending forward Nikita Filatov to Binghamton of the AHL. Better to have him playing down there instead of sitting in the press box in Ottawa.
Acquired in a late season steal, Craig Anderson will make his first start against his old mates tonight at SBP.
Anderson was a star with a Colorado team that shocked many of the experts in 2009, on route to a surprising playoff birth. He is trying to repeat that success with a rebuilding Ottawa Senators squad in 2011/2012.
It will be a special night at SBP as the Sens will debut the much talked about Heritage jersey. The team is scheduled to wear it 11 times this season, with the first coming tonight against the Avs. Can’t tell you how much I love this jersey. So much in fact that I’ve now purchased two of them. One with #41 Anderson on the back and another one that is blank and looking for inspiration.
Can’t wait to see how the jersey looks in game action.
There will be plenty of shuffling for the Sens tonight as it turns out. Both Bobby Butler and Brian Lee are back in the line up. Erik Condra and Zenon Konopka will come out as the Sens will go with seven defenceman. Interesting adjustments by MacLean.
Puck drop will come just after 7:30 PM with all the action available on SportsNet and the Team 1200. There are also still tickets remaining so head over to www.capitaltickets.ca and grab yours!
- The Ottawa Senators, along with the City of Ottawa Archives and Mayor Watson are making an announcement at SBP at 12:30 PM. An exhibit celebrating Ottawa's Hockey History will be unveiled today. The new exhibit will be on the 200 level of Scotiabank Place this season.
- The Sens had a couple scouts watching the Avs/Jackets game last night in Columbus. Seems like a case of checking out an opponent ahead of time but it's important to note there were 27 scouts in total at that game. Something to keep an eye on.