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Projected lineups for Canadiens, Senators

Monday, 02.25.2013 / 12:27 PM

By Erin Nicks - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Canadiens, Senators

OTTAWA -- Here are the projected lineups for the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators on Monday night at Scotiabank Place:

CANADIENS

Brandon PrustTomas PlekanecBrian Gionta

Max PaciorettyDavid DesharnaisBrendan Gallagher

Alex GalchenyukLars EllerErik Cole

Travis MoenRyan WhiteColby Armstrong

Andrei MarkovAlexei Emelin

Josh GorgesRaphael Diaz

Francis BouillonP.K. Subban

Carey Price

Peter Budaj

Injuries: Rene Bourque, Petteri Nokelainen

Scratches: Tomas Kaberle, Yannick Weber

SENATORS

Jakob SilfverbergKyle TurrisDaniel Alfredsson

Colin GreeningMika Zibanejad- Erik Condra

Dave DziurzynskiZack SmithChris Neil

Kaspars DaugavinsDerek Grant – Jim O’Brien

Andre BenoitChris Phillips

Marc MethotEric Gryba

Patrick WierciochSergei Gonchar

Ben Bishop

Robin Lehner

Injuries: Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Guillaume Latendresse, Jared Cowen, Craig Anderson, Peter Regin

Scratches: Mike Lundin

Bishop will be making his second straight start and third appearance since relieving Anderson, who sprained his ankle against the Rangers on Feb. 21. On Monday, the Senators' backup goaltender was named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending on Feb. 24. Bishop went 3-0-0 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .931 save percentage during that period, as the Senators continue to ride a four-game winning streak.

"It's always nice to be able to play and help your team out, especially when [Anderson] has been playing so well," Bishop said. "You just try and keep up your end of the bargain and hopefully keep doing [well]."

Spezza (back) took his first skate prior to practice on Monday morning. Spezza required surgery to repair a herniated disk sustained on Jan. 27 against Pittsburgh. Coach Paul MacLean says the center's recovery remains on schedule.

Anderson tested his ankle on the ice on Monday, but did not skate.

Michalek (knee) could practice before the team leaves for Boston on Thursday, assuming that he continues to progress.

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