Sens give goalie coach a look

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:11 PM ET

Goaltending consultant John Stevenson was at Senators practice Monday and could soon be added to the staff, in a capacity that has yet to be fully determined.

Stevenson, who worked with coach Cory Clouston when he was behind the bench of the WHL’s Kootenay Ice, had spent the past week in Binghamton with the netminders for the Baby Senators.

Ottawa has been without a goaltending coach since Eli Wilson was fired 12 games ago. The Senators had an 11-game winning streak stopped in Toronto Saturday.

“We’re going to wait and see how we’re going to use him,” said Clouston. “He’s a very smart, intelligent man. He did a real good job for me in Kootenay.”

While Clouston won’t name his starting goalie until game day, it’s expected Pascal Leclaire will be between the pipes when the Senators attempt to bounce back from the embarrassing 5-0 loss to the Leafs.

Leclaire, who is returning from a concussion, made his first appearance since Jan. 12 when he relieved Brian Elliott in the third period Saturday.


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