Before the puck drops for tonight's game, we've got all the details on the Sens line-up as they get set to take on the New Jersey Devils at 7:30 p.m.
Mark Borowiecki (day-to-day), who left Tuesday's game against Vancouver prior to the third period with an upper-body injury, won't be available for tonight's contest. Borowiecki had a hellacious sequence that saw him throw a big hit on Alex Burmistrov before tussling with Derek Dorsett.
"I'm day-to-day for now," said Borowiecki on Wednesday. "A little wear-and-tear obviously after 3 fights, including fighting a grizzy bear in Edmonton, and last night I got a little banged up in that fight."
Each of Borowiecki's three fights this season have been a result of the rugged blue-liner throwing his weight around which is something that he's become accustomed to.
"After awhile it does get a little tiresome," said Borowiecki about constantly having to drop the gloves after a big hit. "That one (on Tuesday) maybe I can see why, I guess it looked pretty bad from their team's perspective so I kind of understand that. I probably would've done the same thing in that situation but it seems like anytime you put a good, solid body on someone you're expected to answer the bell now."
Sens head coach Guy Boucher confirmed Borowiecki's absence and spoke about how it will impact the team's line-up against New Jersey.
"We don't expect him to be out that long but he won't play tomorrow," Boucher said during his media availability yesterday. "We'll go with 12 and 6 with the guys that we have."
That means that 19-year old centre Logan Brown will check back into the line-up tonight for the first time since the home opener on Oct. 5th. Brown has been with the team out of training camp and has been patiently waiting for his second chance to make an impression but the team's strong road trip delayed his opportunity.
"I really thought that I would put him in a game during the road trip," Boucher said of his young centre. "That was the plan at least but we were going so well that we didn't want to disrupt what was going on."
How do these updates affect the forward lines and defence pairings? Great question. Here's a look at our projected line-up for tonight...
Craig Anderson (2-1-2) will once again be in goal for the Sens tonight as he looks to lock down his first win on home ice this season. Anderson has a career record of 9-3-1 against the Devils with a dazzling .941 save percentage over that span. Mike Condon will back him up tonight.