OTTAWA -- Jakob Silfverberg, who arrived in Ottawa from Sweden on Sunday, participated in the morning skate Monday and was seen skating on the top line alongside Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza. Silfverberg, who was the first of two second-round picks in the 2009 draft, helped Brynas capture the Swedish Elite League championship April 19. The 21-year-old led Brynas players in postseason scoring with 20 points, including a new league high of 13 goals (surpassing Daniel Alfredsson's 2005 record of 12).
If the Senators want to put Silfverberg in the lineup, he says he's ready to go.
"I feel well-rested," Silfverberg said. "I have had a few days off and I feel better than I did. Last week of our playoffs was at home, so that helped. It's a dream you have as a child to play in the NHL. It's the best League in the world. It's a dream come true just to be here."
Coach Paul MacLean said that he was "considering" putting Silfverberg in the lineup, but had yet to make a final decision.