It's time for the thid exhibition game in four night for the Senators, and we'll get to see a few more highly-anticipated debuts: Milan Michalek, Jared Cowen, and
Robin Lehner. (EDIT: Lehner did get some time in Halifax against the Florida Panthers, but playing in front of 20,000+ fans in Montréal will be a whole new can of worms.)
Michalek's going to play alongside Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson on what should be a fairly lethal line, while Cowen is back on the blueline. I'm sure I'm not the only one who was surprised to hear that the 2009 first-round pick Cowen was going to play last night, after a very serious knee injury had kept him out of games for the last eight months or something. It'll be nice to see how he does, although I don't expect to much, simply because he's probably not in game shape yet.
Lehner's bound to get some playing time, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares against some NHL competition (if you can call the Canadiens NHL competition). He's passed every test so far.
Here's tonight's lineup, according to Sens Chirp:
|Milan Michalek||Jason Spezza||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Ilja Zubov||Peter Regin||Jesse Winchester|
|Chris Kelly||Zack Smith||Chris Neil|
|Christoph Schubert||Cody Bass||Jeremy Yablonski|
|Jared Cowen||Chris Campoli|
|Matt Carkner||Alex Picard|
|Brian Lee||Geoff Kinrade|