Friday, September 18, 2009

Kovalev ne joue pas ce soir

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Ottawa Senators GM Brian Murray has asked Alex Kovalev to take a night off tonight to think about his game.

Nah, just kidding.

But, the Senator’s prize free-agent signing will not be on the squad that faces his old team, the Montreal Canadiens, tonight at the Bell Centre.

We’ll see “L’Artiste” in action Saturday, when the teams meet at Scotiabank Place, saving the dramatic return to Montreal for the regular season.

The Sens have struggled in the pre-season, losing their first two games, to the Florida Panthers, and accumulated just two goals in those contests.

“It’s not “a worry, but it is an issue,” said Sens coach Cory Clouston.

Well he can’t blame it on any lack of effort from Dany Heatley now, can he?


Habs injuries: Laraque (lower body) ,Hamrlik (flu), Sergei  Kostitsyn and Kyle Chipchura still are awaiting doctors clearance for game play.

From the Sens Camp: A nice article on Senators goalie Pascal Leclaire, who looks forward to playing at least two periods in his home town.

Other Habs tidbits:

Dave Stubbs ( asks “What is wrong with this picture?” looks at Mike Cammalleri after his first pre-season game in a Habs jersey.

Jason at Flying Frenchmen is not big on a rotating captaincy.

Four Habs Fans get some input on coach Jacques Martin from bloggers for his former teams (Sens, Florida Panthers)

Lions in Winter has been looking, in depth, at the projected lines this season.

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