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Corvo injury update

Saturday, 09.23.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Corvo injury update
Senators defenceman Joe Corvo winds up a slapshot during the second period of last night's game against the Buffalo Sabres. The newcomer left the game with a broken right foot.

The Ottawa Senators have lost the services of new defenceman Joe Corvo for what head coach Bryan Murray says could be a period of four to six weeks.

Corvo suffered a broken right foot while blocking a shot late in the 4-3 pre-season loss against the Buffalo Sabres Friday night at Scotiabank Place.

"There was a break but no displacement," Murray said on Saturday.  "The break is in behind the big toe. I'm not sure how long (of an absence) it'll be. Hopefully he's a real quick healer, but I suspect it'll be a period of time before we get him back. It could be four weeks, and it could be six."

Corvo signed with the Senators on July 1 after enjoying a career season with the Los Angeles Kings in 2005-06.

Murray was looking forward to Corvo's presence on the blueline, especially on the power play. Now somebody else will have to step up while he recovers.

"His injury is a big loss (to our lineup) in that he's a real competitive guy," Murray said. "He was going to be a mainstay on the power play. Losing Corvo sets us back in that area, but it does give someone else an opportunity. We'll have to find someone else (to take his place)."

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Wiercioch 6 2 2 0 4
M. Zibanejad 6 1 3 0 4
E. Karlsson 6 1 3 -2 4
M. Stone 6 0 4 0 4
M. Hoffman 6 1 2 -3 3
B. Ryan 6 2 0 1 2
C. MacArthur 6 2 0 -2 2
K. Turris 6 1 1 -2 2
C. Ceci 6 0 2 0 2
M. Michalek 6 1 0 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .972 0.97
A. Hammond 0 2 1 .914 3.44