GAME DAY- Sens Host Jackets

SensChirp October 22, 2011 0

Coming off one of their strongest performances of the season, the Sens will look to continue their winning ways against the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Jackets come into this one with a league worst 0-6-1 record so you know they'll be eager to notch their first win of the season.  Steve Mason gets the nod for Columbus and former Sen Cody Bass is expected to dress for the visitors.

This is another important game for 18 year old forward Mika Zibanejad.  He will get a chance to skate on the second line with Alfredsson and Foligno and will be looking to convince the Sens brass that he should be around here beyond the nine game tryout.

Tonight is game number eight for the Ottawa Senators.

Paul MacLean will go with a similar line up to the one that topped the Jets on Thursday night.

The one change comes in the forward ranks as Peter Regin will not play after reinjuring his shoulder.  With Regin coming out, Zenon Konopka draws back in to the Sens line up.  Here is how the lines are expected to look.

Konopka-Da Costa-Winchester

There was some good news on the injury front this morning as both Bobby Butler and Matt Carkner skated.  No timetable for the return on those two but it's a good sign to see them both skating.

No changes on defence which means Brian Lee will once again be a healthy scracth.  Craig Anderson gets the start in the Ottawa goal.

Puck drop is just after 7:00 PM tonight with all the action available on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada and on the radio at the Team 1200.