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Lined Up: Game #21 @ Blue Jackets

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Gabriel Dumont is set to make his Sens debut tonight against the Blue Jackets so we've got details on that and more as we work our way towards puck drop in Columbus.

We provided some details about Dumont's acquisition off waivers from the Lightning in this morning's Game Day 5 and you can check that out here and with the team skating this morning at Nationwide Arena, Dumont was able to join his new club on the ice today for the first time.

Tweet from @Senators: Welcome Gabriel Dumont �� pic.twitter.com/fP3WMl0fWG

After the skate, head coach Guy Boucher shared some info about his line-up tonight which will once again include Thomas Chabot and Ben Harpur.

"With the defence it was really tough because we feel that Harpur has been playing really good," said Boucher. "Against Colorado overseas, him and Ceci playing together looked terrific. This is a big team that works hard and we need Harpur and I think Chabot definitely played well enough to be in the mix for this game."

As a result, Fredrik Claesson will be the extra tonight.

Video: Nov 24: Sens vs. Blue Jackets - Boucher Pregame

The coach also gave some insight into how he deploys his forward lines during a game and the shuffling that results from special teams.

"Duos are more what I'm looking for right now," Boucher shared about his forwards. "I know that Pageau and Hoffman is a good duo, I know that Brassard and Stone are a great duo and what we'd like is for Duchene to build out another duo, hopefully with Bobby, but time will tell. I think they've done enough good things together but they just haven't finished."

No line rushes at the morning skate so we'll all get to find out who will flank each duo when the puck drops at 7 p.m.

Also of note, the Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed Chris DiDomenico off waivers today.

 

In Goal

Craig Anderson (7-6-3) will make his third consecutive start in goal for the Sens as he looks to bust out of his season worst 3-game losing skid. He holds a career record of 5-2 against the Blue Jackets while with the Senators.

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