According to an article by Henrik Sjoberg on Expressen.se, Ottawa Senators
forward Jakob Silfverberg
will make his NHL debut in Game 6 against the New York Rangers
on Monday at Scotiabank Place (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC). Ottawa has a 3-2 lead in the series and can close the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup with a win against the top-seeded Rangers.
"I'm playing," Silfverberg says in the article.
Silfverberg is fresh from helping 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).
Alfredsson, who has missed the past three games with a concussion, also is in the Game 6 lineup for the Senators.
Silfverberg took part in the morning skate Monday, seeing time on the top line with Milan Michalek
and Jason Spezza
. After the skate, Ottawa coach Paul MacLean
said he still was considering the possibility of playing Silfverberg.
The player, though, said the decision already has been made.
"I'm slated to play with Spezza and Michalek but I'm pretty sure they'll shuffle the lines quite a bit so we'll just see," Silfverberg said in the Expressen.se article.