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Senators gameday: Ottawa at Edmonton

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:01 PM ET

TONIGHT:

ARENA: Rexall Place, 10 p.m.

TV: CBC. % Radio: Team 1200, CJRC 1150 , Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 (Cornwall).

KEEP AN EYE ON...

37. MICHAEL PECA C

AGE: 31 HT: 5-foot-11 WT: 190 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 40 GP 7 G 9 A 16 PTS 38 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Was dealt to the Oilers last summer in exchange for F Mike York and a conditional draft pick from the Islanders ... Has 9 goals and 10 assists in 34 career games vs. the Senators ... Spent the last three seasons with the Isles and was the club's captain ... Was an assistant captain on Canada's gold-medal winning team at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, but didn't get the call this year ... Played in the OHL with the 67's ... Won the Selke Trophy as the league's top defensive forward in 2001-02 with the Isles ... Has reached the 40-point mark seven times in his career.

EDMONTON -- G Dominik Hasek will make the start against the Oilers. Edmonton is expected to start G Jussi Markkanen ... Life has been tough for the Oilers: Trainer Ken Lowe sprained his ankle when he fell on the bench during the club's 5-4 loss in overtime to the Rangers on Thursday. "Worst (bleeping) bench in the National Hockey League," said the longtime trainer ... The Senators are 3-2-2 against Western Conference teams this season. Once this road trip is completed, the club won't leave the Eastern time zone for the rest of the regular season ... The Oilers are the toughest Canadian opponent that Ottawa has faced in its lifetime. The Senators are 2-7-2-0 at Rexall Place and 5-12-4-0 overall vs. Edmonton ... Workers were changing the sign at the former Corel Centre to Scotiabank Place yesterday. -- Bruce Garrioch

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: C Jason Spezza (chest), out indefinitely; RW Martin Havlat (shoulder surgery), out until at least April; RW Brandon Bochenski (shoulder), is questionable.

OILERS: RW Radek Dvorak (groin), is questionable.

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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