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Broken leg will sideline Kuba for start of season

Sunday, 09.19.2010 / 1:19 PM / News

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Broken leg will sideline Kuba for start of season
Ottawa Senators defenseman Filip Kuba is expected to miss 5-6 weeks after suffering a broken right leg Saturday on the first day of training camp
Ottawa Senators defenseman Filip Kuba is expected to miss 5-6 weeks after suffering a broken right leg Saturday on the first day of training camp.

"We're real disappointed for Filip," Senators GM Bryan Murray. "He looked great in the couple of days I came over (to the Bell Sensplex) and watched him skate. I know he's frustrated that (the injury) would happen but I guess if it's going to happen, it's better to happen early and (we hope) that gets it out of the way and then he comes back and has a great season.

"It does open the door for one of the kids to get more ice time, particularly in pre-season, and somebody hopefully will emerge and be a good player for us."

The 33-year-old Kuba, an 11-year NHL veteran, recorded 3 goals and 28 points in 53 games last season. He suffered a lower-body injury in the Senators' season opener and was sidelined for nearly four weeks, missing eight games.

An eight-round pick of Florida in the 1995 Entry Draft, Kuba has totaled 61 goals and 275 points in 655 career games for the Panthers, Wild, Lightning and Senators.
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