Gerber sports funky new mask

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

Martin Gerber had a new look Tuesday at Scotiabank Place.

But the man behind the mask isn't sure if he's going to keep it.

The Senators top goaltender discarded his all-black mask Tuesday in practice for a design that appears to combine a bit of Darth Vader and the club's logo, but he told a club spokesman he's not convinced he’s going to wear the new design. So, he's going to hold off making any comments until Wednesday's practice.

Gerber, who wore a black mask all of last season because it was "comfortable", discussed the concept for this design with a member of the club's equipment staff in the summer. He wants to try it out for a couple of days, and then decide if he'll wear it tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Place.

If Gerber does decide to use the mask, he'll have it on for the full 60 minutes against the Flyers. Coach Craig Hartsburg announced that he will start and play the whole game, but rookie Brian Elliott is expected to dress as the club's backup.

Captain Daniel Alfredsson, who has been nursing a sore groin, will make his pre-season debut, but the club will be without centre Mike Fisher. He left practice early with a sore groin and didn't speak with the media.

"It's not anything serious," said Hartsburg.

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