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Regin, Carkner back for Senators

Saturday, 12.10.2011 / 12:16 PM

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

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Regin, Carkner back for Senators
Here are the projected lineups for the game Saturday night between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. The Senators held a full skate, while the Canucks went with an optional practice.

SENATORS

Kaspars DaugavinsJason SpezzaMilan Michalek
Peter ReginNick FolignoDaniel Alfredsson
Erik CondraZack SmithChris Neil
Colin Greening - Jesse WinchesterBobby Butler

Jared CowenErik Karlsson
Matt CarknerDavid Rundblad
Chris PhillipsBrian Lee

Craig Anderson
Alex Auld

After missing the last 24 games with a shoulder injury, Peter Regin returns to the lineup and will play on the Alfredsson line, but according to coach Paul MacLean, he will not be taking faceoffs. Matt Carkner will also play in his first regular season game Saturday after completing a conditioning stint in Binghamton. Sergei Gonchar is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Filip Kuba (shoulder) is skating, but MacLean estimated that he is still approximately a week away from returning. Zenon Konopka and Nikita Filatov are the healthy scratches. 

CANUCKS

Daniel SedinHenrik SedinAlexandre Burrows
Mason RaymondRyan KeslerJannik Hansen
Bill SweattCody HodgsonMaxim Lapierre
Andrew AlbertsManny MalhotraDale Weise

Alexander EdlerSami Salo
Dan HamhuisKevin Bieksa
Aaron RomeKeith Ballard

Roberto Luongo
Cory Schneider

Only Hamhuis, Burrows, Andrew Alberts and Alexander Sulzer took to the ice Saturday morning.



Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday