It's a 7 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre and we've got the latest on the Sens' projected line-up, starting goalie and more before the puck drops against the Flyers tonight.
Just one line-up change from Thursday's win to report and that's the absence of Ron Hainsey this evening who suffered an injury while defending a 2-on-1 against the Predators. Hainsey was able to return after leaving for a few shifts to be evaluated but the injury apparently got worse the next day once the adrenaline wore off. Sens head coach D.J. Smith shared that they're optimistic that he could return to action for Dec. 29th's game in New Jersey.
With Hainsey a no-go this evening, Max Lajoie has been recalled from Belleville as the next man up. The Senators have been hampered by injuries on the blueline and Hainsey now joins Dylan DeMelo and Nikita Zaitsev on the sidelines with Erik Brannstrom and Andreas Englund as the other reinforcements called up to fill in from the Sens' AHL affiliate.
Here's how the Sens' projected line-up looks tonight against the Flyers:
Tkachuk - Pageau - C. Brown
Namestnikov - Anisimov - Ennis
Paul - Tierney - Duclair
L. Brown - Beaudin - White
Chabot - Goloubef
Borowiecki - Brannstrom
Lajoie - Englund
Smith also confirmed this morning that Marcus Hogberg (1-1-1) will get the start in net against the Flyers. Hogberg is coming off his first career NHL win on Thursday and looks to make it two-in-a-row on home ice tonight. With Anders Nilsson sidelined with an injury, Craig Anderson returns and will be on back-up duty tonight on his way to likely getting the start on Monday against the Sabres.
These teams last met just two weeks ago in Philadelphia with the Flyers edging out a 4-3 win. Anthony Duclair scored twice in defeat while Brady Tkachuk also tallied a goal to go along with an otherwise standard game where he did a bunch of Brady Tkachuk things.
Full highlights from that game below:
Video: OTT Recap: Duclair scores twice in 4-3 loss
Where to watch
It's a 7 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre and here's all the ways you can catch the Sens and Flyers tonight...
BROADCAST: Sportsnet ONE, TVAS
RADIO: TSN 1200, 94,5 Unique FM
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