Leclaire practises, will dress as backup

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

G Pascal Leclaire practised with the Senators on Wednesday for the first time since he was injured on Dec. 17.

While his lower-body ailment limited Leclaire to 25 minutes of practice, he should be able to dress as the backup against the Blackhawks in Chicago Friday night.

“It was a good first step. I’ve been skating on my own the last couple of days and feeling better every day,” said Leclaire. “This was the first time I went down and took some shots. I will see how it feels (Thursday), but I’m probably still a few days away. The last four or five days I’ve been making some progress. I’ve just got to make sure I don’t blow my tires and do too much.”


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