So any thoughts about the trade deadline Wednesday has to be on the back burner.
“I’m sure it is for every team in the League a little bit,” Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said about potential distractions after his team’s morning skate at TD Garden. “But our goal is to keep an upbeat locker room and whatever happens, happens. We can’t control that, obviously. I like everybody we have here. We like the situation we’re in here with more players getting closer to returning from injuries and joining us on trips. So even if we don’t do anything, we’re still going to have some nice additions.”
Ottawa is starting a seven-game road trip. The Bruins lead the Senators by four points in the Eastern standings and have won the prior three meetings between the teams.
Here’s a look at the projected lineups: