Question mark over Michalek

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:08 PM ET

The Senators may have suffered another hit to their already depleted lineup.

Winger Milan Michalek, who took a shot off the foot from centre Jason Spezza Saturday in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, will have further tests Sunday and an update is expected Monday.

There is major concern the news may not be good for Michalek who has 16-13-29 points in 58 games this season. He missed the latter part of last season after having knee surgery.

If tests reveal theres a broken bone in the foot, then Michaleks season could be over just at a time when he was playing some of his best hockey of the season. He left the game in the second period.

The Senators are already without captain Daniel Alfredsson (back), RW Chris Neil (hip), D Sergei Gonchar (lower body) C Peter Regin (shoulder), C Jesse Winchester (knee) and G Pascal Leclaire (hip/groin) and have been using eight players who have spent most of the year in Binghamton.

With the trade deadline set for Monday, Ottawa sent C Corey Locke along with wingers Colin Greening and Roman Wick back to Binghamton Sunday to suit up against the Philadelphia Phantoms.

Some of those players might have to be brought back to suit up against the Boston Bruins Tuesday at home, however, Neil, Gonchar and Winchester could return.


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