PreGame: Avalanche vs Senators Oct 13



The Senators took their pregame skate at SBP this morning.  Jason Spezza made his return, while Jesse Winchester donned a grey sweater and took part in drills.  Afterwards, Paul MacLean revealed that Bobby Butler and Brian Lee are back in the lineup, while Erik Condra & Zenon Konopka are out.  The Senators will play with 7 defencemen this evening, as MacLean hopes to manage their minutes  better.

Here are the Senator lines:

Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad, Michalek-Da Costa-Alfredsson, Neil-Regin-Foligno, Butler-Smith

D pairings: Cowen-Gonchar, Kuba-Karlsson, Rundblad-Phillips, Lee

Anderson to start vs his former team, Auld to backup.

Here’s Paul MacLean on his decision to go with 7 defencemen, as well as whether or not he was ever a healthy scratch.

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Also, here is Daniel Alfredsson on wearing the heritage jersey this evening.

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The Avalanche. meanwhile, are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere is expected to start in net.


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