Senators lose Preissing

Ottawa Senators defenceman Tom Preissing celebrates with teammate Chris Phillips in their season...

Ottawa Senators defenceman Tom Preissing celebrates with teammate Chris Phillips in their season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Preissing left during the game after suffering what is believed to be a knee injury. (Toronto Sun/Craig Robertson)

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:18 PM ET

The Senators will have a new face in the lineup for Round 2 of the Battle of Ontario.

The club has recalled blueliner Tomas Malec from their AHL affiliate in Binghamton to take the spot of injured defenceman Tom Preissing.

The newly-acquired Preissing is listed as day-to-day with what is believed to be a knee injury he suffered trying to hit Toronto's Mats Sundin in the second period of Ottawa's 4-1 victory Wednesday.

"I don't think it is anything serious. Like I said, if it was the playoffs I would be in there," said Preissing. "I was just trying to hit a guy and kind of slammed my leg."

The club would have recalled veteran Jamie Allison, but he was given a couple of days to report to Binghamton.

"Malec moves the puck and he's a guy I like. Allison hasn't skated in a couple of days," said Senators coach Bryan Murray.


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