March 16, 2010
Fisher 'doubtful' against Leafs
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
OTTAWA -- When the Maple Leafs face the Senators Tuesday a key cog likely will be missing from the Ottawa lineup.
Forward Mike Fisher did not participate in the morning skate at Scotiabank Place, causing Sens coach Cory Clouston to list him as "doubtful."
According to Clouston, the ailment is an upper body injury that Fisher has had "for the past couple of games."
But while Fisher is not expected to be in the mix, a pair of familiar faces will return to the Ottawa lineup.
Defenceman Chris Campoli, who has missed the past eight games with knee ligament damage, will be welcomed back by the Sens. So, too, will forward Nick Foligno, who has sat out the past 12 while recovering from a broken leg.
Foligno will line up on the first line alongside centre Jason Spezza and winger Milan Michalek.
"After sitting out so long, I'm just happy to get back in there," Foligno said.
Defenceman Brian Lee was sent to the Sens AHL affiliate in Binghamton to make room for the two returning players.
Rookie Jonas Gustavsson will start in goal for the Leafs while the Sens counter with Brian Elliott.
The Leafs have won three of the five meetings against the Sens this season including a 2-1 shootout win here at Scotiabank Place back on March 6.