Ottawa Senators Official Website FRANÇAIS Official Site of the Ottawa Senators

Subscribe to become a SENS ARMY INSIDER today!

SIGN-UP NOW
NEWS
 

There's no masking Volchenkov's toughness

Monday, 03.12.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
Ottawa Senators
X
Share with your Friends


There\'s no masking Volchenkov\'s toughness
Ottawa Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov sports a helmet cage at practice today after breaking his nose on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

by Todd Anderson

Ottawa Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov is one tough hockey player. Despite having his nose broken after a collision with a Toronto player in the first period on Saturday - and going through the necessary medical procedure that followed yesterday - Volchenkov was back on the ice today at practice sporting a helmet cage. It appears he'll be in the lineup tomorrow, too, when the Senators visit the New York Rangers.

"I think he's going to play," Senators head coach Bryan Murray said after practice today. "He's ready. He had a headache (after the collision on Saturday). There was quite a hit to the nose and it went straight back I guess. He had to have some work done yesterday by the doctors to get one of the air passages fixed up so he could breath a little bit (better)."

Volchenkov said he'll wear the protective mask for two weeks but doesn't expect to struggle with it because he wore one while playing hockey in Russia before coming to North America to play with the Senators in 2002.

"If you're not used to it, I think it's a little different," Murray said of the mask. "He'll adjust fairly quickly I would assume. Guys play in college with them all the time, so I imagine he can handle that."

Murray says losing Volchenkov was a key reason for Saturday's 4-3 loss to Toronto.

"Anton was a big loss for us on Saturday night. He was a huge loss. (The Leafs) got their forecheck on us, and we didn't have the matchup quite the same way."

Volchenkov not only leads the NHL with 237 blocked shots, he is also 13th with 175 hits. Paired with Chris Phillips, the duo is regularly called upon to shut down the top offensive stars in the NHL.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 21 45 7 66
M. Stone 80 26 38 21 64
K. Turris 82 24 40 5 64
B. Ryan 78 18 36 5 54
M. Hoffman 79 27 21 16 48
M. Zibanejad 80 20 26 0 46
C. MacArthur 62 16 20 -6 36
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
D. Legwand 80 9 18 1 27
A. Chiasson 76 11 15 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02