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Senators announce 23-player roster for Saturday's home pre-season game

Team reduces training camp roster by 10 players

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today announced the team's roster for their second and final home pre-season game when they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre.


"We have been impressed by the level of competition that has been present since the beginning of camp," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "Tomorrow's game against Montreal will be a good test, specifically for those players and prospects hoping to break camp with Ottawa. We have some difficult decisions to make, and this game will be an important evaluation tool."


Craig Anderson and prospect Joey Daccord will dress in goal, while the defence is expected to include recently-extended Thomas Chabot and the pre-season debut of Nikita Zaitsev. At forward, the line of Brady Tkachuk, Colin White and Connor Brown is scheduled to dress along with a number of prospects, including Drake Batherson, Filip Chlapik, Jonathan Davidsson, Alex Formenton, Josh Norris and Max Veronneau.


For a full roster for Saturday night's game, please click here:


Senators reduce training camp roster by 10 players


The Senators also reduced the team's training camp roster by 10 players today. Maxence Guenette was returned to Val-d'Or (QMJHL), and Tristan Scherwey was returned to Bern of the Swiss league. Eight players were assigned to Belleville's training camp, including forwards J.C. Beaudin, Michael Carcone, Mark Kastelic, Jack Rodewald and Andrew Sturtz, along with defencemen Jonathan Aspirot, Nick Ebert and Hubert Labrie. Both Carcone and Ebert are required to clear waivers before being assigned.


The Senators training camp roster is now composed of 42 players: five goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 25 forwards.


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