Sens' Elliott to start against Oilers

BRUCE GARRIOCH, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 2:43 PM ET

EDMONTON - Back to Brian Elliott. The Senators goalie will make the start Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place as the three-game Western Canada road swings begins at 9:30 p.m. EST.

While Pascal Leclaire made 30 stops in the club's 2-1 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday, Clouston has decided to go back to Elliott.

Elliott was asked if he is surprised he is in the net. "Nothing really surprises you at this stage of your career," he replied. "It doesn't really matter you just have to go out there and play."

Leclaire had scored a 4-3 shootout victory against the Oilers on Nov. 10 in Ottawa.

"Brian's numbers speak for themselves. Both goalies will get a game on this trip," said Clouston. "Brian has played very well the last 25 games and we expect the same from him tonight."

Winless in three straight games, the Senators need to start this trip on a strong note. The club is in a battle for No. 1 in the Northeast Division with the Buffalo Sabres.

Captain Daniel Alfredsson will return to the lineup along with centre Peter Regin after both missed Saturday's loss with the flu.

Shean Donovan will be a healthy scratch.


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