Who's in? Who's out? Here's everything we know about the Sens' line-up prior to puck drop against the Capitals.
We had some details in today's Game Day 5 about Thomas Chabot being recalled from Belleville earlier this week and it looks like he'll see some game action immediately. The coach confirmed that he'll shift back to the 11/7 deployment for tonight's contest which would also see Ben Harpur re-inserted into the defence corps with Mark Borowiecki out with an injury. As a result, Chris DiDomenico will come out to accomodate.
An intersting bit of roster news followed today's media availabilities in Washington as the Sens claimed Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dumont won't be available for tonight but will join the Sens in Columbus ahead of Friday's game against the Blue Jackets.
The Sens didn't skate this morning but here's a look at the forward lines and defence pairings the rolled out at yesterday's practice:
Dzingel - Brassard - Stone
DiDomenico - Duchene - Ryan
Hoffman - Pageau - Pyatt
Paul - Thompson - Burrows
Claesson - Karlsson
Phaneuf - Ceci
Oduya - Chabot
Craig Anderson (7-5-3) gets the start in net for the Senators tonight. Although he had strong showings in his last two starts, recording a save percentage of .923 against the Rangers and .929 against the Penguins, Anderson didn't see much in the way of goal support and ended up on the wrong side of the decision each time. The good news? Anderson has a 3-1-1 lifetime record against the Capitals in Washington.