Sens shut down Michalek

The Sens will let Milan Michalek rest his knee for the next week after developing soreness. (QMI...

The Sens will let Milan Michalek rest his knee for the next week after developing soreness. (QMI Agency/Tony Caldwell)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Milan Michalek is back on the shelf.

Troubled by soreness in his knee after having surgery last spring, Michalek won't play Saturday against the Boston Bruins and will be out at least a week because of tendinitis that has developed.

Michalek will be shut down and given total rest.

“The knee didn't respond the way we wanted and we'll be fortunate to get him back next week,” said Senators coach Cory Clouston.

The Senators will have centre Jason Spezza back vs. the Bruins. He will play on a line with Peter Regin on the left and Alexei Kovalev on the right.

Spezza, troubled by a groin injury that forced him to miss four games, said this will be a good combination.

“It's almost a strength to have guys that want the puck,” said Spezza.

“I like playing a possession game and so does (Kovalev). I play with (Daniel Alfredsson) all the time and he likes to have the puck. It's a strength to be able to go with a guy.”

Goaltender Brian Elliott will make the start as the Senators look to beat a Northeast Division opponent for the first time this season. Senators killer Tim Thomas will make the start for the Bruins.


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