The Ottawa Senators
will have to soldier on without their captain.
confirmed this morning that he suffered a fractured jaw when hit by a puck during the Sens' 3-2 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche
on Tuesday night in Denver. He expects to miss at least a week to 10 days while the fracture heals, then he'll undergo another X-ray at that point to determine the status of his recovery.
will mark his 300th game in a Senators uniform by filling Alfredsson's spot alongside Jason Spezza
and Dany Heatley
when Ottawa faces off against the Vancouver Canucks
tonight at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200). The Senators are finally back on home ice after an encouraging five-game road trip in which they earned nine of a possible 10 points and jumped up to 11th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.