After missing the last 16 games and 25 of the last 27, Milan Michalek will finally get back into the lineup tonight when the Senators try to build on their win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Michalek originally suffered the injury in the pregame warmup prior to the Penguins game on February 13th, and tried to come back March 6th & 8th, but suffered a setback and had his knee scoped on March 19th.
The Senators did not skate today, except for the scratches, so we do not know for sure what line he will be skating on, but it is pretty safe to assume he will line up with Kyle Turris and Daniel Alfredsson, with Guillaume Latendresse likely to move to a line with Zack Smith and Chris Neil, and Matt Kassian coming out of the lineup.
Judging by the players in attendance at the skate, there would be no other lineup changes.
Craig Anderson will start in net.
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