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Projected lineups for Senators, Blue Jackets

Saturday, 10.22.2011 / 12:30 PM

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

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Projected lineups for Senators, Blue Jackets
Here are the projected lineups for Saturday night's game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. The Senators held a full practice, while the Blue Jackets elected not to skate, after coming off a 5-2 loss Friday night to the Red Wings in Detroit.

SENATORS

Milan MichalekJason SpezzaColin Greening
Nick FolignoMika ZibanejadDaniel Alfredsson
Erik CondraZack SmithChris Neil
Jesse WinchesterStephane Da CostaZenon Konopka

Jared CowenSergei Gonchar
Chris PhillipsDavid Rundblad
Erik KarlssonFilip Kuba

Craig Anderson gets the start, with Alex Auld serving as backup.

Peter Regin remains out of the lineup with an injured shoulder. He has been evaluated but results have yet to come in – they are expected to be announced tomorrow or Monday. Zenon Konopka returns to the lineup, and Brian Lee remains a healthy scratch. Both Bobby Butler (groin) and Matt Carkner (knee) skated with the team, but there is no timetable on their respective returns.

BLUE JACKETS

Rick NashDerick BrassardR.J. Umberger
Vinny ProspalAntoine VermetteAlexandre Giroux
Maksim MayorovSamuel PahlssonDerek Dorsett
Cody BassDerek MacKenzieRyan Johansen

Fedor TyutinRadek Martinek
Grant Clitsome – Mark Methot
Kris RussellAaron Johnson

Steve Mason is expected to get the start, with Allen York serving as backup. York was called up from Springfield on Thursday after an upper-body injury to Curtis Sanford in practice.

Radek Martinek was hit by Darren Helm during Friday's game against Detroit, and may have suffered a concussion. He is being re-evaluated today. There has yet to be a call-up from Springfield at the time of this post.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

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