Sens Prepare for Battle of Ontario

SensChirp March 29, 2013 0

The Ottawa Senators were back on the practice ice this morning ahead of a huge game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night at Scotiabank Place.

The Sens hold a slim two point lead over their division and provincial rival with Ottawa having played one less game.  Not that a Saturday night Leafs/Sens contest needs any extra excitement but you can guarantee the Bank will be rocking tomorrow night as the two teams play one of the bigger games between the Ontario rivals in recent memory.

Couple interesting updates to pass along as Sens GM Bryan Murray took the time to address the media to give a sense on what fans can expect leading up to the April 3rd trade deadline.

First off the news that the club is in no hurry to move one of their goalies.  With Anderson expected to be sidelined for a couple more games, the organization will be cautious with their goaltending leading up to the deadline.  They'll certainly listen to offers but are more than ready to carry three goaltenders.  Once Anderson is healthy and ready to return, they can move Robin Lehher and his two way contract to Binghamton.

Murray also again emphasized that if the right deal doesn't come along over the next few days, they are more than happy to go into the playoffs with the line up they have right now.  With Anderson, Michalek, Cowen and potentially Spezza returning to the team in time for playoffs, the biggest additions to this team will come from the injured reserve list.

Murray mentioned that they'll explore additions to the forward group and the blueline if the right deal comes along.  Still feel like the Sens will look closely at Derek Roy as an option up front although a few teams will be interested should the Stars decide to move him.  

Another team to watch may be the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the two teams have been scouting each other pretty closely as of late.