Winchester, Campoli back soon

Senators centre Jesse Winchester is expected to return Wednesday from a knee injury. (QMI Agency...

Senators centre Jesse Winchester is expected to return Wednesday from a knee injury. (QMI Agency file)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:08 PM ET

OTTAWA - At least some of the Senators' walking wounded could be ready to return to the lineup.

Senators centre Jesse Winchester (knee) and Chris Campoli (lower body) could be ready to suit up against the Florida Panthers Wednesday. Centre Peter Regin, however, remains out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury.

Both were on the ice for the club's 45-minute workout Tuesday at Scotiabank Place and a decision will be made on their status on game day. If they can't play, then the Senators will have to recall a forward from their AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

If Campoli is ready to go, then Andre Benoit will be returned to the AHL. Campoli said he's not sure.

I'm feeling good. Hopefully I'll be able to get in (Wednesday). I'd say I'm probably questionable, said Campoli. You want to be out there helping our teammates.

Goaltender Craig Anderson, acquired last Friday from the Colorado Avalanche, is expected to make his first start at home against some former teammates.

He had a 1-0 shutout win against the Leafs Saturday.

I hope a good first impression goes a long way. I just want to keep battling for them and earning their respect, said Anderson.

More tests are going to be required on Regin's shoulder before a determination is made how long he's gone, but it would appear his season is over.

The other injured Senators, captain Daniel Alfredsson, isn't showing progress from a back injury.


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