Gimpy groin could keep Fisher out

CHRIS STEVENSON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:07 AM ET

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- The Senators closed out their pre-season with a win over the Frolunda Indians, but without centre Mike Fisher.

He aggravated his groin injury in the first period of the Senators' 4-1 win over the Indians at the Scandinavium arena and it didn't sound good when it comes to Fisher playing in the regular-season opener tomorrow night in Stockholm against the Penguins.

"We'll see (tomorrow). I don't really know," Fisher said of his chances of playing in the opener. He won't skate today and will try it tomorrow in the morning skate.

"It was the second shift, just on the blue line. I made quick move to try and catch the 'D' and kind of felt it," said Fisher. "I felt it right away and knew I didn't want to push it. I wanted to come off and be smart."

Fisher said the injury is not related to the injury he battled through for much of last season. He's has been dogged by this injury in a different part of his groin through most of training camp. He skated with his teammates for the first time Monday when the club arrived from Ottawa.

If Fisher can't play, veterans Shean Donovan or Dean McAmmond, who were both scratched last night, will get a shot against Pittsburgh.

"I guess it was feeling a little tight, so he came out of the game. How do you get better from somthing like that in two days?" Senators GM Bryan Murray wondered during the second intermission last night. "That's the problem."


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