Sore Volchenkov will be ready for next series

CHRIS STEVENSON, OTTAWA SUN

, Last Updated: 8:30 AM ET

The A-Train should be able to get back up to full steam.

Senators coach Bryan Murray said defenceman Anton Volchenkov, who injured his elbow on a hit by Penguins winger Gary Roberts in the third period on Thursday night, should be fine for the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

Volchenkov left the ice after Roberts ran him into the end boards, but returned to play a shift before the game was out.

"He was sore," said Murray. "Knowing Anton, the day or two off will really help him.

"He kind of caught his arm a little on the wall and even when he played the shift (after), I thought he was a little tender out there. He kind of played with one hand.

"Talking to the trainers afterwards, I certainly think the couple of days will make a huge difference and he will be okay."

Murray gave his players yesterday and today off.They will be back on the ice tomorrow.


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