The Sens are set to get a boost up front tonight against the Red Wings with the return of Kyle Turris. Here are some details on that plus everything else we know about the line-up versus Detroit.
Turris hasn't played since the Sens' Oct. 24th contest against the Kings after dealing with what's been called a viral infection but he re-joined the team on the ice a few days ago and finally received the green light to return to game action this morning.
"I'm feeling good," said Turris after yesterday's skate. "It was pretty serious so it was something that we didn't want to take too lightly. I'm very lucky to have had Gerry, Dom, Dr. Chow and my wife taking care of me."
The news isn't as good for Mark Borowiecki who is scheduled to miss his second consecutive game after being a last minute scratch on Friday against the Devils. There aren't a lot of details surrounding his illness other than he hasn't been feeling well but the coach assured us that this isn't related to Turris' viral infection.
"He's still not feeling good so we'll go with 12 forwards and 6 defence," said head coach Guy Boucher. "It's a different thing from Turris so hopefully he's better soon enough."
According to the line rushes at the Sens skate this morning, here's our projected line-up for tonight's game:
Craig Anderson (4-2-3) will be looking to rebound after allowing 6 goals against the Canadiens on Monday.
"That one was a blip on the radar where you don't even remember it," said Anderson about Monday's loss. "The best thing to do is just to move on from it. I was once told a long time ago that 'It's not what happens to you but how you respond' so I'm really looking forward to getting back out there."