Senators notes … Pominville to have baseline test next week … Burrows to practice next week
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Ottawa Senators were without Jason Spezza last night, he’s listed as day-to-day with a groin injury. He is questionable for tonight’s game against the Canadiens. He originally hurt his groin before training camp. Defenseman Brian Lee played forward last night for the Sens. Senators GM Bryan Murray has had “quite a few calls” from GMs since he mentioned on Wednesday that he’s looking for a tough defenseman, though most are offering expensive players. There were 12 scouts from 12 teams watching last nights game versus the Sabres. Daniel Alfredsson recorded his 1,000 point last night on an empty net goal. Jason Pominville is skating the Sabres but no timetable for his return as been set. He’s not taking contact, and has a baseline test scheduled for next week. Great quote for Garrioch “It looked like the enigmatic Alex Kovalev actually felt like playing Friday. He made a hit and took a shot on the same shift. Can he do it two nights in a row? Doubtful.”
  • TSN Ice Chips: Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows is expected to practice with the team next week. Dan Hamhuis hopes to be able to play on Tuesday, his foot is not broken. LA Kings defenseman Matt Greene has been cleared for hockey activities. Cam Janssen passed his baseline test and hopes to return next Thursday.

You would think Kevin Bieksa’s name would come up with Ottawa trade rumours if Murray says he wants a tough defenceman.

What gives?

  • Very tough guy though. My brother in Vancouver told me a story about a really big snarky team mate and how Bieksa taught him some manners. Nonis saw it and told Burke about Bieksa man-handled a player much bigger than him. He automatically made the team.

  • I will have to check back with my brother. It was really big European player. It happened in one of the training camps held in Winnipeg.

    Hopefully it wasn’t you. ūüėČ

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