Senators Gameday

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:26 AM ET

TONIGHT:

ARENA: Philips Arena % GAME TIME: 7 p.m.

TV: None % RADIO: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM,

Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall) and Kix 102.7 (Kingston)

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

32 KARI LEHTONEN G

AGE: 22 HT: 6-foot-3 WT: 200 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 25 GP 2.74 GAA .909 SP 1 SO

THE SKINNY: He's won six of his last eight games with a 2.45 GAA and a .923 save percentage in that span ... He missed 35 games (Oct. 7-Dec. 3) earlier this season with a groin injury ... Was the Thrashers' first pick (second overall) in the 2002 draft ... He's allowed two or fewer goals in 11 of his 25 games this season ... He beat the Senators 2-1 in Ottawa Feb. 9 ... Thrashers coach Bob Hartley said Lehtonen has really grown this season. "He's one young man who really realized his responsibility, but also his unlimited potential," said the coach.

NOTEWORTHY

Senators coach Bryan Murray shook the lines up at practice yesterday after Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Panthers. Defenceman-turned-winger Christoph Schubert was on a line with Bryan Smolinski and Daniel Alfredsson. Antoine Vermette took Alfredsson's place with Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza ... Things could change for tonight, though, with the arrival of C Tyler Arnason. He's expected to play after being obtained at the trade deadline yesterday ... C Chris Kelly is nursing a bruised foot, but said he should be okay to play ... C Jason Spezza wound up just 8-16 (33%) in the faceoff circle Wednesday night. Kelly was 12-7 (63%) ... G Ray Emery will get his sixth straight start in the Ottawa net tonight ... Former Senator W Marian Hossa had the deciding goal for the Thrashers in their shootout win over the Rangers on Wednesday night. He's now had 30 or more goals in five-straight seasons.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: RW Martin Havlat (shoulder), out until April 1; G Dominik Hasek (adductor muscle), out indefinitely; LW Brian McGrattan (bruised foot), day-to-day.

THRASHERS: C Patrik Stefan (sports hernia), end of March; LW Jean-Pierre Vigier (knee), out for season.


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