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Quick Hits: Mika Zibanejad

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Sens centre Mika Zibanejad shares a few thoughts after today's morning skate and prior to squaring off against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.

On getting stitched up after taking a stick to the face against the Red Wings:

5 stitches. Add them to the one from before (laughs). It's all right though.

On potentially centering Mark Stone tonight:

He's obviously a great, great player. Highly skilled and he works hard as well. I'm excited to see what can happen. We were meant to play together in Binghamton and he got hurt in the first period a couple of years ago and we never got he opportunity to play again. It's going to obviously be different for him to not play with Turris and for me not to play with Bobby but I'm really excited about it and really looking forward to it.

On the importance of playing well at home tonight:

Obviously, that would be a good start. I think we've had a couple of good home games and then we follow them up with some not so good home games. I think we have to play like we did against New York and be aggressive on the forecheck. Just do things right and do it for 60 minutes. I think we've been great for periods over the course of a game but it's not enough to be consistent.

On wearing the heritage jerseys tonight for #ThrowbackThursday:

I don't mind it. I like the jersey. To be honest with you, I like the beige one better...the one we had in Vancouver. But it doesn't really matter to me.

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