Senators gameday: Buffalo at Ottawa

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:07 PM ET

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

74 JAY MCKEE D

AGE: 28 Ht: 6-foot-3 Wt: 210 lbs

2005-06 STATS: 69 GP 4 G 10 A 14 Pts 53 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Is in his 11th season with the Sabres organization. Was Buffalo's first-round pick (No. 14 overall) in the 1995 draft ... Made his NHL debut on April 10, 1996 against the Senators. Had an assist in a 5-2 win over Ottawa ... Is making $1.5 million US this season ... Averaging 17:51 of ice time per game this season ... Is considered one of the best shot blockers in the NHL ... Played in the OHL with Sudbury and Niagara Falls.

Noteworthy

This will be the eighth and final game of the season between the Senators and Sabres. Ottawa has a 5-0-2 record against Buffalo, but is coming off a 5-4 OT loss on Wednesday at HSBC Arena ... That victory was the 300th of Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff's career. He is only the 15th coach to win 300 games with the same team. "I like the fact we've got the longest-tenured coach," said Sabres owner Thomas Golisano. "I like that a lot." Ruff and his staff were presented with matching bowling shirts after the win ... The Senators are 13-4-3 since the Olympic break ... There are only 300 tickets remaining for tonight's game.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SABRES: LW Jochen Hecht (knee), out until mid-April.

SENATORS: D Zdeno Chara (hand), is out indefinitely; D Chris Phillips (knee), out 2-3 weeks; RW Martin Havlat (shoulder), is out indefinitely; G Dominik Hasek (adductor muscle), is out indefinitely; D Wade Redden (personal), is day-to-day; D Anton Volchenkov (stiff neck), could play.

Senators Gameday: Buffalo at Ottawa

ARENA: Scotiabank Place

GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TV: CBC

RADIO: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall), Kix 102.7 (Kingston)


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