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Redden and Fisher return to practice

Thursday, 02.11.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Senators goaltender Martin Gerber will start against his former team, the Carolina Hurricanes, on Saturday.

by Todd Anderson

For the first time in weeks, the Ottawa Senators had their full roster skating at practice today at the Bell Sensplex in Ottawa. Defenceman Wade Redden, lower body, and centre Mike Fisher, foot, both returned to the ice after missing Wednesday's session with their respective injuries. Winger Peter Schaefer returned to action last week after missing four games while resting a hip-flexor injury.

Senators head coach Bryan Murray is glad to have his full team on the ice and has been impressed with his players' effort during the last two days.

"For two days the guys have been working real hard," Murray says. "To get all the bodies there, I feel that makes for a better practice."

Murray says he has left the decision up to Redden on when he wants to return to play in games. The Senators alternate captain has missed the past two.

"It's totally Wade's call. He'll probably tell us (if he can play on Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes) after the skate tomorrow. The team needs that kind of player available to us but I don't want him to play until he's 100 per cent."

Redden is feeling better.

"It was good to be back on the ice again. (The injury) is getting better everyday," Redden says. "The time off helped. I've been working hard with Gerry (Townend, Senators head athletic therapist) and his staff to get healthy."

Murray said on Wednesday he expected Fisher, who suffered his foot injury while blocking a shot on Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens, to be in the lineup on Saturday.

Gerber to face former team
Senators goaltender Martin Gerber will face his former Carolina Hurricanes teammates Saturday night at Scotiabank Place. Gerber downplayed the matchup against the team, with whom he shared a Stanley Cup victory last season.

"It's just a hockey game, anything can happen," Gerber says. "I don't think anyone has an advantage or anything. We had a great year last year but that was last year. This is a new situation. These are two real good teams, and we have to be ready."

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06
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