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Senators-related headlines from around the web for Friday, September 18, 2009 (to be updated periodically if anything interesting pops up):

  • Update: Jason Spezza and Chris Kelly will be wearing the 'A' on their jersey tonight. (Twitter)
  • Update: Fanhouse picks the top prospects (not including 2009 draftees) for Eastern Conference teams, and for Ottawa they, of course, pick Erik Karlsson ...Patrick Wiercioch? I know that Wiercioch had a great college campaign last year, but that's still a surprising pick. (Fanhouse)
  • Update: TSN's Brent Wallace says that Cory Clouston was really impressed with a Cheechoo-Ryan Shannon-Kovalev line in practice, and that they will see icetime together in Saturday's game. Interesting not only because Shannon played as a winger last season, but also because Mike Fisher will likely be suiting up as well tomorrow, and the Sens' website (as seen a few lines down) seemed to think he'd be centering these newcomers, as he did on Wednesday. (Wallace on Twitter)
  • The big story, of course, is that big draft pick Jared Cowen makes his debut tonight against the Canadiens. The Senators' website has a little feature on it. (Senators)
  • "For the time being, Alex Kovalev, Mike Fisher, and Jonathan Cheechoo form the Senators' No. 2 line," says an article on the Senators' forward depth. The sound you hear is Nick Foligno demanding a trade for a reduced role. (Senators)
  • It worked for Mario and Sidney: Erik Karlsson is currently living with Daniel Alfredsson and his family. Best part? "And if his Swedish girlfriend visits, the Alfredssons have a downstairs guest room for her." And here I thought Sweden was a little more progressive about those things... (Citizen)
  • Speaking of the Ottawa Citizen, it calls out Brian Lee, Alex Picard, Cody Bass and Christoph Schubert as being on the bubble to make the roster this year. Strange that there's no mention of Jesse Winchester or Shean Donovan, who, by my count, are also on the edge. (Citizen)
  • The Sun is already drawing attention to the Senators' lack of scoring in the preseason (no goals by forwards, no even strength goals, only a goal per game, etc). I can't wait until tomorrow's article, when they talk about dressing room problems, the need for a puck-moving defenceman, and more stability in goal. (Sun)
  • Adam Proteau of THN has the Senators finishing 9th in the Eastern Conference this year, just behind... wait, Buffalo and Tampa Bay? Maybe it's opposite day. (The Hockey News)
  • For those who are interested, there's a Dany Heatley press conference at 3:30pm EST to celebrate his arrival in San Jose. It'll be streamed on Sportsnet. (Sportsnet)

As always, be sure to come back tonight during the game to check out the Game Day Thread!