Elliott draws afternoon assignment

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:05 PM ET

UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó The Senators are going back with Brian Elliott.

With only four games left in the regular season, the Senators are sticking with Elliott Saturday against the New York Islanders at the Nassau County Coliseum.

Elliott has won six straight starts and there's no need to make a change. The club has a playoff spot booked but coach Cory Clouston wants Ottawa playing well going into the post-season.

"We just want to keep playing strong," said Clouston.

The club won't make any changes which means Bobby Butler plays his second straight game.

Clouston said defenceman Filip Kuba could be done for the season because of a back injury that will force him to miss his 15th game Saturday.

ďI donít know where heís at right now. I really donít. Itís not progressing the way we would like,Ē said Clouston.

Winger Milan Michalek is on the ice and could be ready to return Tuesday versus the Panthers.

Defenceman Brian Lee was sent to the club's AHL affiliate in Binghamton.


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