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Silver Nuggets: Volchenkov to Return Sooner Than Expected?

Your Ottawa Senators stories from around the web today:

  • The Senators are hoping to have Anton Volchenkov back in the lineup in about ten days, far sooner than most expected. (Citizen)
  • Jason Spezza did not skate with the team at today's practice, getting more rest for his apparent back injury. Spezza is not expected to play in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Twitter)
  • Bryan Murray isn't fond of the long layoff between games, as it gives the Sens too much time to think about a tough loss to the Atlanta Thrashers. (National Post)
  • Get to know Jarkko Ruutu. I love this quote: "I never know what's coming out of my mouth 'till I say it. Then I forget it as fast as I say it." (Citizen)
  • Get to know Jonathan Cheechoo (Citizen)
  • Don Brennan tries to write about Cheechoo's early season struggles, but spends most of his time sounding like a creepy old man as he discusses "four young sweeties" in the crowd with far too much innuendo. (LFPress)
  • Bruce "Malkin to the Kings" Garrioch reports that Brian Campbell was offered for Dany Heatley in the summer. Glad the team went for the Michalek/Cheechoo package over Campbell - his contract is atrocious. (Sun