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Silver Nuggets: Schubert Picked Up by Thrashers, Fisher named Alternate Captain

Your Friday edition of Silver Nuggets, the internet's best only collection of Ottawa Senators related stories.

  • Christoph Schubert was picked up off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers. Best of luck to him on his new team. (Thrashers Twitter)
  • Mike Fisher has been named alternate captain, joining Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips as players with letters on the front of their jerseys that aren't S, E, N, or S. (Sens Twitter)
  • Fisher was also skating at practice today, meaning he wasn't lying when he said his day of rest yesterday wasn't serious. Maybe it was his Sabbath? (Wallace)
  • Dany Heatley had no points and was -3 in his San Jose Sharks debut last night, leading to headlines in Ottawa Citizen blogs. Let's just hope Michalek and Cheechoo don't combine for -4 on Saturday. (Hockey Capital)
  • Speaking of Heatley, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk decided to get a few last words in about the Heatley situation. I should probably stop linking to this stuff, but I'm just amazed that the guy is still making headlines in Canada. (Sun)
  • We all know that tomorrow is the start of the Ottawa Senators' regular season campaign, but it's worth noting that it's also the start of the season for their AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. The B-Sens will be playing the Hartford Wolf Pack, affiliate of the New York Rangers. Good luck to the B-Sens tomorrow night. (Pipe Dream)
  • Update: Speaking of the B-Sens, Michael Sharp takes a look at the roster heading into the season, and praises the team's goaltending depth. It's not too bad when Chris Holt, who played mostly AHL and NHL last year, is third-string behind last year's AHL All-Star (Mike Brodeur) and a guy who's so good he was drafted twice (Andy Chiodo). (Press & Sun Bulletin)
  • Update: Alfredsson's on the verge of setting a few personal milestones: 1000 games played, 1000 points, and 400 goals. If he gets 45 goals this season (the number he needs to get to 400), that'd be simply amazing. (Ottawa Sun)