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 isn’t worried about the club’s goaltending.

While he wasn’t happy with the way Pascal Leclaire and Brian Elliott performed during the club’s training camp, he’s 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. “We’ll get down to our practice time and they’ll just get comfortable. We know their capability.

“There’s a few guys on our teams that didn’t have great camps and it’s 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 didn’t 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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