PreGame: Thrashers vs Sens

The only news out of the Senators pregame skate was that Pascal Leclaire was on the ice.  According to Coach Clouston, Leclaire responding well to treatment and will be able to backup Brian Elliott this evening.  Obviously, with Bobby Butler’s demotion, Ryan Shannon is back in the lineup on the 4th line.

Meanwhile, only 2 other defencemen in the entire NHL have a worst plus/minus then Sergei Gonchar.  Currently sitting at -16, Gonchar has struggled to find his game in a Senator uniform.  While 15 points in 31 games for a defenceman is nothing to sneeze at, it only ties him for 11th in NHL defencemen scoring and is well off his usual pace.  Here’s Gonchar and Clouston discussing his season so far…

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