Leclaire to back up Elliott

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:10 PM ET

CHICAGO — Pascal Leclaire is set to return.

The Senators goalie practised at the United Center Thursday and will suit up against the Blackhawks Friday night after missing three weeks with a lower-body injury.

Leclaire refused to discuss details of the injury that forced him to pull out of a start Dec. 17 against Colorado, but maintained it's not the same groin issue he had earlier this season.

"It was a good day. I was able to test a lot of things and it felt OK," said Leclaire.

Coach Cory Clouston said Leclaire will back up Brian Elliott vs. Chicago.

Leclaire could get the start at home Saturday against the Lightning.


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