KANATA, Ont. –
Here are the projected lineups for a game Saturday night between the Ottawa Senators
and the Buffalo Sabres
. The Senators held a full practice, while the Sabres went with an optional skate.
– Jason Spezza
– Milan Michalek
– Kyle Turris
– Daniel Alfredsson
– Jim O’Brien – Chris Neil
– Zack Smith
– Erik Condra
– Erik Karlsson
– Sergei Gonchar
– Matt Gilroy
According to Cassie Campbell-Pascal of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, Erik Karlsson
(general soreness) is a game-time decision for the Senators. Karlsson took part in practice Saturday, but did not participate Friday. If Karlsson does not play, Matt Carkner
will re-enter the lineup.
(concussion) skated with the team during practice for the second consecutive day and he “appears to be symptom-free,” according to coach Paul MacLean
. “At some point we have to do the protocol and see where he ends up, but it’s a process.” There is still no timetable set for his return.
(hand) also saw ice time Saturday morning. “It’s positive, he practiced again today and he handled the puck,” MacLean said. “He’s getting more comfortable with that and I think they’re still making some adjustments to his glove.” There is no timeline on his return.
, Bobby Butler
and Carkner would be the healthy scratches if Karlsson can play.
The following are the lines from the Sabres’ practice Friday. Thomas Vanek
, who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and Patrick Kaleta
(general soreness) are game-time decisions. On Friday, Marcus Foligno
was called up on an emergency basis from Rochester. On Saturday morning, Lindy Ruff
said of Foligno, “I want him to be the best Foligno on the ice.” This would appear to indicate that Marcus will be playing Saturday night, but it is uncertain whom he would be replacing, leaving the Buffalo lines in a great amount of flux.
– Cody Hodgson
– Jason Pominville
– Tyler Ennis
– Brad Boyes
– Derek Roy
– Corey Tropp
– Cody McCormick
– Patrick Kaleta
– Tyler Myers
– Alexander Sultzer
– Mike Weber
(flu-like symptoms) did not travel with the team.