Senators Notebook

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:45 AM ET

There's still no timetable for G Dominik Hasek to start practising with the Senators. When asked if Hasek could try his injured adductor muscle this week, Senators coach Bryan Murray joked, "it's too cold at the Sensplex." The Senators are practising there this week as Scotiabank Place hosts a series of concerts. "We're in no hurry to rush him," said Senators GM John Muckler. "He'll skate whenever he wants to. He knows his body better than we do. When he feels ready to skate, he'll skate."

MARTY ON SCHEDULE: Senators W Martin Havlat practised with the team again yesterday and said he is still on schedule to come back around the beginning of April. He said he will make one more visit to the shoulder specialist at the end of the month to get approval to go 100%. Murray said he's hoping to have Havlat back and settle on some line combinations in the last 8-10 games of the regular season.

REDDEN LOSES VISOR: Senators D Wade Redden has taken off his visor. "I just felt more comfortable without it," he said. "I haven't ruled out putting it back on."

NEW LINE OF QUESTIONING SUITS EMERY: G Ray Emery said he enjoyed answering questions yesterday about his fine play of late (6-1 since the Olympic break) rather than the little controversies which came up earlier this year (dyeing his hair and having an image of Mike Tyson on his mask). "I understand where (the Senators) are coming from," he said. "I like playing here, so I don't want to step on the wrong toes." Emery also said he misses his scrapping days as a kid and in the AHL. "I like fighting, it's fun," he said. "But talking to (Muckler), my job is to stop pucks even though I love that stuff. I'm not allowed anymore, but I understand it."


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