Murray: No worries in net

Sens GM Bryan Murray expects better play from his goaltenders this season. (QMI Agency/Darren...

Sens GM Bryan Murray expects better play from his goaltenders this season. (QMI Agency/Darren Brown)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:56 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Senators GM Bryan Murray says he isnt worried about the clubs goaltending.

While he wasnt happy with the way Pascal Leclaire and Brian Elliott performed during the clubs training camp, hes confident both will get back on track once the season opens Friday.

With the Buffalo Sabres coming to town, Leclaire is expected to make the start in Game 1. Leclaire and Elliott combined to give up 23 goals in the six games they played during the pre-season.

I think both of them will play. I think the focus will be different now, said Murray Tuesday. Well get down to our practice time and theyll just get comfortable. We know their capability.

Theres a few guys on our teams that didnt have great camps and its not just goaltending. I would expect when the puck is dropped for real, the focus will be that they are what they are.

Murray said prospect Robin Lehner could play games in the NHL this year, but he needs time in the AHL to develop.

The Senators didnt practice Tuesday. Centre Mike Fisher and winger Chris Neil, both nursing bumps and bruises, are expected to play in the opener.


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