Sens to get reinforcements

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:24 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Reinforcements look to be on the way for the slumping Senators as they get set to face the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday at Scotiabank Place.

Winger Nick Foligno will probably make his return after missing 12 games with a broken leg, while defenceman Chris Campoli could also be re-inserted after missing the last eight games with knee ligament damage.

"It's been a long six weeks," said Foligno, who was playing his best hockey of the season at the time of the injury, said after skating on a line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek during Monday's practice at Sensplex.

"It was tough not to be with the (teammates), especially down the stretch drive. I'm happy to heal quickly and get a chance to come back soon than later."

Mike Fisher left practice early but the origin or extent of his injury was not known by Cory Clouston at the time of the coach's daily press conference.†

While it's expected he'll play, Foligno's return will likely put Jesse Winchester in the pressbox as a healthy scratch.

Campoli, who will test the knee out at Tuesday's morning skate before a final determination of his status is made, would probably knock Brian Lee out of the lineup.

Losers of five of six since the break, the Senators will likely go with Brian Elliott in goal.


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