Sick Senators starting to feel better

After a weekend his club spent battling the flu, coach Cory Clouston could relax a bit on Monday....

After a weekend his club spent battling the flu, coach Cory Clouston could relax a bit on Monday. The ailing players are on the mend and everyone was at practice. (OTTAWA SUN file photo)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:10 PM ET

The Senators are in much better shape today as they prepare to hit the road.

With the exception the injured Filip Kuba and Chris Campoli, everybody was on the ice Monday at the Bell Sensplex. The Senators leave later today for a three-game Western Canada road swing with stops in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Coach Cory Clouston said a decision will be made later Monday on Kuba, but the club is over the flu that ravaged the lineup in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“It was a typical flu. Everybody has had it. It kind of came and went pretty quick so it was good,” said Ottawa centre Mike Fisher.

The Senators know the importance of this trip and understand it will go a long way in determining where they finish in the standings.

“It’s tough games. You’re not playing teams in your conference, so you can make up ground on teams if you can win the games. It’s an exciting trip," said centre Jason Spezza.

This a trip you always take a look at when the schedule comes out at the start of the year. We’re pretty excited because we don’t get to play in these buildings often."

In other news today, the Senators announced they have signed defenceman Brian Lee to two-year contract. He was set to become a restricted free agent and has only seen limited time in the NHL this season.


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