Senators gameday: Ottawa at Montreal

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:43 PM ET

TODAY:

ARENA: Bell Centre, 2 p.m.

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

KEEP AN EYE ON...

20 RICHARD ZEDNIK RW

AGE: 30 HT: 6-foot WT: 200 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 30 GP 11 G 6 A 17 PTS 20 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday ... Will suit up for Slovakia at the Olympics in Turin, along with Senators D Zdeno Chara and D Andrej Meszaros ... Played in Slovakia during the lockout ... Established career highs for assists (24) and points (50) in 2003-04, and also led the Canadiens with game-winning goals (nine), good for fourth in the NHL ... Dealt to the Habs from Washington with Jan Bulis and a No. 1 pick in the 2001 entry draft for Trevor Linden, Dainius Zubrus and a No. 2 pick on March 13, 2001 ... Has seven goals and nine assists in 28 games vs. the Senators.

NOTEWORTHY

MONTREAL -- Expect to see RW Mike Ribiero return to the Canadiens' lineup today. He has been a healthy scratch the last two games ... Habs RW Alexei Kovalev wasn't on the ice for practice. He was having what club officials called a "therapy" day ... The Senators are 3-1-0 against the Habs this season. All three victories came with Ray Emery in net and he will start today, too. "It's going to be good to get back in there," said Emery, who gave up eight goals on 27 shots Monday vs. Atlanta ... To celebrate Hockey Day in Canada, Senators D Chris Phillips and his son Ben, 3, will take the ceremonial faceoff today with Ribiero and his father Alberto and Ribiero's son Mikael ... The Senators will contribute $50,000 to local minor hockey programs over the next two years.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: RW Daniel Alfredsson (cracked rib), indefinite; RW Martin Havlat (shoulder surgery), four months; RW Brandon Bochenski (separated shoulder), two months; C Jason Spezza (chest), indefinite.

CANADIENS: LW Thomas Plekanec (knee), indefinite.

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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