'A real loaded line'

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

The Spezz Dispenser just got another weapon.

Senators centre Jason Spezza already has sizzling Dany Heatley to his left.

Now, with right winger Brandon Bochenski sent to the Binghamton of the AHL yesterday, Spezza can look to his right and see captain Daniel Alfredsson.

Senators coach Bryan Murray said he will put Alfredsson in Bochenski's spot for tomorrow night's meeting with the Sabres in Buffalo, putting together what potentially will be the most powerful line in club history.

It will be better, by a pretty fair margin, than the Shawn McEachern-Alexei Yashin-Andreas Dackell line or the Radek Bonk-Marian Hossa-(fill in the blank) unit.

Murray has used Alfredsson with the Spezza-Heatley duo before, most effectively in the third period of the season opener.

Martin Havlat, who returns tomorrow night from his five-game suspension, would slide into Alfredsson's old spot with Bryan Smolinski and Mike Fisher, giving the Senators two scoring lines.

"We'll have a real loaded line," Murray said yesterday, "and then another line with some opportunity to score."

Murray had been reluctant to move Alfredsson onto the line with Heatley and Spezza, even while Bochenski was struggling, because he wanted to try and keep some balance in the Senators scoring.

It's still a concern to him.

"I think we should have more than we have," Murray said in an interview with The Team 1200. "Our guys don't take advantage of opportunities often enough. I think Mike Fisher has a chance to get a few goals for us. I know Peter Schaefer can score a little more than he does. He's made himself into a passer rather than a guy who really wants to put the puck in the net. I think Smolinski should do a little bit more than he does and I think he will.

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"No team has an awful lot more than we have in depth, but we need more people to score. Martin Havlat has got to come back in the lineup and be a real factor in that area. I think he will, too. He's waiting to bust out."

NOTE: Ray Emery will start in goal for the Senators against the Sabres.


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