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Silver Nuggets: Spezza out again, Cheechoo dropped to third line

Some headlines ahead of today's afternoon matchup against the Atlanta Thrashers fom around the web:

  • Looks like centre Jason Spezza will miss his second straight game tonight, as his apparent groin injury will kep him out tonight against Atlanta. (Sun)
  • I'm back on the wagon, and predicting a Senators win--along with everyone else on the panel this side of Ben from Sens Army Blog. (Citizen)
  • Looks like Jonathan Cheechoo's fallen from the second to third line, replaced by Ryan Shannon, who will play with Milan Michalek and Peter Regin tonight. (Citizen)
  • About the Senators' penalty woes, Cory Clouston says, "Right now, we’re not getting the breaks on the calls". Question: Is it "high-stuck" (as Clouston says later in the piece) or high-sticked? (Sun)
  • Recipe for the Senators' short-handed goal scoring (CP):
    -"Intelligence" of Michalek
    -"Skating ability" of Michalek
    -Craploads of penalties.
  • On the farm, the Binghamton Senators lost 4-2 last night, but Erik Karlsson scored his first AHL poin (an assist) and Jesse Winchester kept his hot streak alive with a goal and an assist, giving him 4P in 3GP with Bingo. (Press & Sun Bulletin)
  • This is just an amazing column from veteran linesman Pat Dapuzzo, whose career ended and life altered dramatically whn he was hit in the face with a player's skate. Great read. (FanHouse)
  • Sens GM Bryan Murray is suggesting that the increase in severe injuries stemming from legal hits has a more to do with the increased speed in game play than any 'headhunting' or a lack of respect between players. (Citizen)