Sens cranky after butt-kicking

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:35 PM ET

OTTAWA -- The Senators were in a feisty mood Friday.

Goaltender Pascal Leclaire broke his stick and sent it flying at Scotiabank Place. Coach Cory Clouston barked out orders to shoot more.

Coming off a 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks Thursday, the Senators had every right to be upset. Leclaire dismissed his incident when he talked with reporters after the workout.

"It's no big deal," said Leclaire, who was in net during the defeat.

Clouston said he didn't mind Leclaire breaking his stick. The focus on shooting the puck more was because "the players passed up on chances" to shoot against the Canucks.

The Senators aren't sure if they will make any changes Saturday against the Bruins in Beantown. Defenceman Filip Kuba could be ready to return from a broken leg and suit up for his first game of the season.

If that's the case, blueliner David Hale will be sent to the club's AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

"We can't make that decision until Saturday morning," said Clouston.

Winger Milan Michalek and defenceman Brian Lee weren't on the ice. Both are expected to be fine, although Lee will likely be a healthy scratch again on Saturday.


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