OTTAWA -- Mika Zibanejad has played center and right wing during his time with the Ottawa Senators, but Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres, he'll get a chance to play in the middle on the team's top line.
Senators coach Paul MacLean said he wasn't concerned with where Zibanejad was playing up front.
"I don't have a lot of opinion but we have some good conversation about it," MacLean said. 'I believe he's a good center. He's got a good size-and-skate combo for the middle of the rink, and I like that in a center. The only the qualities are centers have to be good playmakers as well. So there are some things he has to learn. But right now, with the injury to Peter Regin, we're going to give him the opportunity [to play.]"
The Senators placed Regin (chest) on injured reserve retroactive Feb. 9. He will not be eligible to play until Feb. 16, when the Senators play the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Injured: Ville Leino
Scratched: Andre Benoit