Redden won't rush return from groin injury

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:59 AM ET

After playing through a groin injury for almost a month, Wade Redden finally took a seat. When he'll get up again is anyone's guess.

Redden missed his first game of the season on Saturday in Boston. Yesterday, he said it's "possible" he'll return to the Senators lineup tomorrow in Montreal, but he's "not going to rush back thinking the team can't win without me," either.

"I've been trying to play on it a little bit, but it got to the point I couldn't do things anymore when I wanted to do them," said Redden, who has earned only one assist through nine games this season. "I just needed a little time to rest. Hopefully it gets better now."

With Redden out of the lineup, Christoph Schubert slipped back to the blue line and played with Tom Preissing in Boston. The team's 5-6 pairing played 12:12 and 13:35, respectively, and committed the third-period blunder that led to the Bruins' first goal.

Joe Corvo played a season-high 28:23, while Andrej Meszaros (23:40), Chris Phillips (21:58) and Anton Volchenkov (19:28) also helped fill the void left by Redden.

"We played good enough to win," said Redden. "Schubie stepped up and we had six pretty good 'D'. We just had a few bad breaks and lost the game."

ICE CHIPS: Peter Schaefer could return to play in Montreal. He has missed the last four games with a hip flexor ... Fs Alexei Kaigorodov and Denis Hamel only played two shifts each in Boston. Brian McGrattan had four.


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