Senators Gameday

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

TONIGHT:

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

TV: Sportsnet, RDS

Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke) and The Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall).

KEEP AN EYE ON...

52 CRAIG RIVET D

AGE: 31 HT: 6-foot-2 WT: 205 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 24 GP 3 G 7 A 10 Pts 19 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Was the Habs' fourth pick (68th overall) in the third round of the 1992 NHL entry draft ... Played for Team Canada at the world championships in 2003 ... Is in his 12th year in the Montreal organization ... Has two goals and nine points in 34 career games against the Senators ... Has been playing an average of 22:17 a night this season ... Missed 55 games in the 2000-01 season with a shoulder injury ... Has been one of the club's most consistent blueliners the last four seasons ... During the lockout he played with TPS Turku in Finland, where he racked up a goal and three assists in 18 games.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

CANADIENS: D Sheldon Souray (groin), day-to-day, but won't play; RW Alexei Kovalev (knee), out until late December.

SENATORS: D Wade Redden (knee), is day-to-day.

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

TV: Sportsnet, RDS % Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM,

Star 96 FM (Pembroke) and The Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall).

NOTEWORTHY

Some Senators players were given random drug tests in preparation for the Olympics yesterday ... The Habs aren't happy with C Radek Bonk. The former Senator hasn't scored in 17 games with the Habs this season -- or in his last 39 NHL games. He has slipped to the club's fourth line and was benched in the third period of the Habs' 4-3 shootout loss to the Leafs on Saturday in Toronto ... Montreal will be without D Andrei Markov for three games. He was suspended after shoving a linesman following the loss to the Leafs ... G Jose Theodore will make the start for Montreal. G Crisobal Huet has been recalled after a two-week conditioning stint in Hamilton ... The Habs have won two of their last eight games. One victory came against the Atlanta Thrashers in a shootout and the other against the Florida Panthers in overtime.


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