Hartsburg splits top line

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:27 PM ET

Unhappy Senators coach Craig Hartsburg delivered a clear message to his players Monday morning.

He's not at all pleased with the way they performed in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins and he's not going to stand for it.

Hartsburg, who blasted the Senators for their lack of competitiveness in a pre-practice meeting, will reshape the lines for Wednesday's home game against the Florida Panthers.

The most noteworthy move is the splitting of Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley.

Hartsburg's new lines at practice were as follows:

Heatley-Mike Fisher-Daniel Alfredsson, Nick Foligno-Jesse Winchester, Antoine Vermette-Chris Kelly-Jarkko Ruutu.

The fourth line had Christoph Schubert, who has missed the last two games as a healthy scratch, alongside Dean McAmmond, with Shean Donovan and Chris Neil as the right winger.

In emphatic fashion that will be detailed in Tuesday's Ottawa Sun, Hartsburg made it clear why he thinks changes are necessary.


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