Debuting the third jersey for the first time this season, the Senators are looking to come out with a .500 record after facing the Colorado Avalanche tonight. They’ll be looking to improve on their 11-21-4 all-time record against the Avalanche.
A few roster changes tonight include Brian Lee and Bobby Butler drawing back into the line-up while Erik Condra and Zenon Konopka come out. Going with seven defenceman, the Senators will have Craig Anderson between the pipes to face his former club for the first time since the trade in February. (Source)
Also worth nothing, Jason Spezza will play tonight after taking a maintenance day from yesterday’s practice.
The Senators announced that Nikita Filatov has been assigned to the Binghamton Senators. With the amount of bodies upfront, it’s better for Filatov to go down to the AHL and play some big minutes. While staying in Ottawa would have been ideal and obviously his goal, his two-way contract makes it an easier move.
In addition to playing in the heritage jerseys for the first time, the Senators have unveiled a historical exhibit on the 200 level in partnership with the City of Ottawa Archives. If you’re anywhere near 209 tonight, go on and take a look!