Senators gameday: NY Rangers at Ottawa

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:16 AM ET

TONIGHT:

ARENA: Corel Centre, 7:30 p.m.

TV: Rogers Sportsnet % Radio: Team 1200, CJRC 1150, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), The Jewel 1220 (Cornwall), Kix 102.7 FM (Kingston)

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

25 PETR PRUCHA C

AGE: 23 HT: 5-foot-10 WT: 161 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 30 GP 16 G 4 A 20 Pts 12 Pims

THE SKINNY: Has 10 goals in 10 games this month (six on the power play) and 13 goals in his last 15 games ... Selected by the Rangers in the eighth round (240th overall) of the 2002 draft ... Scouting report says: "A finesse forward with great skating and stick handling ability who is always around the puck in the offensive zone. Only lacks size." ... Hails from Chrudim, Czech Republic ... Best season in previous five was 2003-04, when he had 11 goals and 13 assists in 48 games for Pardubice of the Extraleague.

NOTEWORTHY

C Michael Nylander is in Rangers coach Tom Renney's doghouse, as he was a healthy scratch in Thursday's 4-2 win over Tampa after serving eight minutes in penalties the game before ... The Rangers have moved Martin Rucinsky to the point on the power play alongside Tom Poti ... Rucinsky had a goal and two assists and now has 24 points in the 21 games he has played ... After a slow start, Poti has six points in his last six games ... Jaromir Jagr, Martin Straka and Petr Prucha complete a pretty impressive first unit ... Tonight's game should mark the first appearance of a Hossa at the Corel Centre since 2004-05. Marcel Hossa, Marian's kid brother, has been a healthy scratch a number of times this season, but Renney said he did play well when he got a chance last week.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

RANGERS: C Fedor Fedorov (eye), out indefinitely.

SENATORS: RW Martin Havlat (shoulder), out for season; RW Brandon Bochenski (separated shoulder), out 4-6 weeks; C Jason Spezza (pectoral muscle), won't play and is day-to-day.


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