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Quick Hits: David Dziurzynski

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

We caught up with Sens winger David Dziurzynski for a quick chat after this morning's skate and prior to hosting the San Jose Sharks tonight.

On having no penalty minutes through 7 games this season:

The team doesn't want to be shorthanded so I'm just trying to do my role and stay out of the penalty box. My game is to hit so I just try to hit clean and, like I said, stay out of the penalty box.

On playing physical but not taking penalties:

It's been good so far. No penalties so I'm just trying to hit clean and trying to move my feet so I don't take a stick infraction or something like that. The biggest thing is to just try and stay out of the box and not put the team shorthanded, especially against teams with good power plays.

On his progression over 7 games so far:

It's been good. Every game I've been getting more confident. I've been pretty good defensively, tried to limit the turnovers and just be responsible in my own end and get pucks out.

On playing to his strengths:

I'm trying to prove myself everyday. Right now I'm just taking it day-by-day and trying to stay in the line-up and contribute as much as I can with my play and what they expect me to do. That's the biggest thing, keep it simple and take it day-by-day.

On playing the Sharks tonight in Ottawa:

We've been good at home the last few games so I think we have to come out and push the pace throughout the start. They're coming off a game last night so we have to come out and control the tempo of the game and push them. They should be a tired group so hopefully we can catch them and score first.

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