Ottawa Senators Regular Season Opener: Out of the Pre-Season & Into the Fire

October 8th, 2010 by Gerald Norton Leave a reply »
What a way to start your season. 

Down your first line centre and your top defenseman against your biggest rival.

After tearing through the preseason, playing with a renewed vigour and an extra jump in his stride, Jason Spezza will sit in the press box watching his team start the season, in their home opener no less. Word has it Spezza "tweaked" a groin in practice Wednesday and will miss one or two games as a pre-cautionary measure.

Filip Kuba, the Sens best all around defenseman, a player relied upon to log big ice time and play in all situations, will miss the month of October due to a fractured leg suffered in the teams first practice of the season. This injury comes on the heals of an injury filled 09/10 season in which Kuba appeared in only 53 regular season games. Replacing Kuba's minutes (ATOI of >23:00) will be a challenge, again.

If practice lines are any indication, expect to see Spezza's top line centre position played by seasoned second line centre Mike Fisher, and Fishers slot filled by sophomore forward Peter Regin.

But that's not the end of the changes. As is so often the case, Alfredsson is tasked ...

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