The Sens kick off their home-and-home series against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Canadian Tire Centre and we've got the latest on their projected line-up, starting goalie and more...
After a little shuffling on injured reserve, it boils down to just one change to tonight's line-up compared to Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Los Angeles. Colin White has been recalled after a brief conditioning stint in Belleville where he netted two assists last night and will check right back into action tonight down the middle for the Senators. White, who missed a little over two weeks with a hip flexor/groin injury, has a goal and an assist in 8 games played this season.
Going the other way on IR is Artem Anisimov who has missed 8 games this season due to injuries. Anisimov finished Thursday's game so it's difficult to tell when it happened and no timetable has been given yet for a possible return.
"He hurt it during the game or felt it after," said Sens head coach D.J. Smith yesterday. "It just got more sore in the morning. It's unfortunate. It's tough to get traction when you play one and then you're out for five. It is what it is...it's the next guy up and we'll go from there."
Just an optional skate today but here's a look at the Sens' projected line-up tonight:
Tkachuk - Tierney - Duclair
Paul - Pageau - C. Brown
Namestnikov - White - Ennis
Chlapik - Beaudin - Davidsson
Chabot - Zaitsev
Brannstrom - Hainsey
Borowiecki - DeMelo
Anders Nilsson (3-3-1) is back between the pipes for the Senators tonight and looking to build off of another strong performance on Thursday against the Kings. Nilsson only surrendered more than two goals in a game twice this season and seems to be heating up as the 29-year-old Swedish netminder has picked up wins in 3 of his last 4 starts.
Video: Anders Nilsson-MCC winner for October
These teams most recently faced off at Canadian Tire Centre last season way back on February 12th where the Hurricanes earned a 4-1 road victory. Thomas Chabot played a game-high 24:42 in defeat while Nilsson was beaten 4 times on 37 shots against.
Full highlights of that game below:
Video: OTT Recap: Stone scores lone goal in loss to Canes
Where to watch
It's a 7 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre tonight and here's how you can catch all the action between the Sens and Hurricanes...
BROADCAST: Sportsnet ONE, TVAS
RADIO: TSN 1200, 94,5 Unique FM
Can't make it to the rink and looking for a great spot to catch the game? Why not hit up Sens House where you can grab yourself Molson Canadian pitchers for $15.00, a bucket of (5) for $25.00 or a plate of nachos for just $10.00. Dinner plans made.