Havlat's sorry, just not to Gill

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:43 PM ET

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Martin Havlat issued an apology yesterday.

No, not to Bruins defenceman Hal Gill for hoofing him in the groin last weekend.

Havat said sorry to his teammates for the position he's put them in early in the season.

And, with his five-game suspension extended to Nov. 2 because of the postponement of last night's game against the Florida Panthers in Fort Lauderdale due to Hurricane Wilma, Havlat will have a longer wait to return.

"I'm not sorry (to Gill) because I was just trying to defend myself, but I'm sorry to my teammates because I should be on the ice with them and I'm not doing them any good watching from the stands," Havlat said following practice here yesterday.

"I'm not going to say it won't happen again because it was a defensive reaction to a situation, but I shouldn't have done it because it put my team in a bad position. I don't want to be watching. I want to be playing and this isn't good."

BRIEFLY: Senators G Dominik Hasek wasn't on the ice for practice because of a sore throat ... Senators C Mike Fisher (shoulder) went through practice with mild pain, but isn't sure if he'll suit up against the Hurricanes tomorrow.

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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