Tense times at Sens camp

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:54 PM ET

It might not be "do or die" time at Senators training camp, but it probably feels that way for any players on the bubble.

While the club likely won't make any final decisions on the roster until next week, the Senators will play their final exhibition game tomorrow night at Scotiabank Place against the Boston Bruins. Ottawa has two wins and three losses thus far in the preseason.

For some players, this will be a last chance to impress, but coach Cory Clouston insisted the emphasis will not be on one game.

"It's another step in the evaluation process," said Clouston today. "There's kind of two-fold objectives for games like this: We're trying to get some chemistry and execution, but we're also trying to evaluate some players. I don't want to say it's do or die 'cause it's not. This is not going to make or break a player, whether he's a veteran or a first year player."

The Senators will be without defenceman Filip Kuba against the Bruins. He suffered a lower body injury and is being kept out for "precautionary" reasons. He should be fine to return to practice Monday.

Goaltender Pascal Leclaire will start and is expected to play the full 60 minutes.


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