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Projected lineups for Senators, Wild

Tuesday, 10.11.2011 / 1:23 PM

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

Here are what the lineups could look like for Tuesday's game between the Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Place. The Senators had a full practice, while the Wild held an optional skate.

SENATORS
Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Mika Zibanejad
Milan Michalek - Stephane Da Costa - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Peter Regin - Chris Neil
Zack Smith - Zenon Konopka - Erik Condra

Jared Cowen - Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips - David Rundblad
Filip Kuba - Erik Karlsson

Craig Anderson will get the start in goal, with Alex Auld serving as back-up.

There will be a few lineup changes, as forwards Bobby Butler and Nikita Filatov, and defenseman Brian Lee all will sit out.

Of Filatov, Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said, "Other guys have played better."

Rundblad will replace Lee.

"We've had some issues getting pucks out of our own end and being efficient with it," said MacLean. "What David brings to the table is being good with the puck and making good outlet passes."

WILD
Dany Heatley - Mikko Koivu - Devin Setoguchi
Guillaume Latendresse - Matt Cullen - Brett Bulmer
Colton Gillies - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Matt Kassian - Darroll Powe - Nick Johnson

Marek Zidlicky - Greg Zanon
Marco Scandella - Nick Schultz
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon

Nicklas Backstrom will get the start, with Josh Harding serving as back-up.
 
This is Cullen's first game in Ottawa since playing the final 21 games of the 2009-10 season there after being traded by the Carolina Hurricanes in February 2010.

Defenseman Marek Zidlicky was among those who skipped Tuesday's skate, but coach Mike Yeo insists he will play.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game