Senators forward Bobby Ryan is in the subject of some line experimentation this week as he has been shifted to the left side at times to play alongside Mika Zibanejad and Alex Chiasson. Many will recall that this is not Ryan's first stint on the left side during his time in the NHL as he filled in the wing alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry when Anaheim opted to combine the heavyweight trio.
"Some things look different when you're coming down the ice and you have to spend more time on your backhand, but if it's something that helps us be a little deeper then yeah, whatever works," said Ryan.
Ryan made his pre-season debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs last Wednesday and recorded two goals and an assist in a 3-2 Senators victory. He says he has yet to feel any ill effects from last season's hernia surgery to this point.
"I feel good. I've only had a couple of situations where I've felt uncomfortable with my groin but other than that everything has been great. No setbacks and I think Thursday and Friday was great. I'll knock on wood that it continues like that."