Lineup Update: Spezza Out, Alfredsson, Zibanejad In For Senators Against Captials


One All-Star will return to the lineup after missing one game, but another will not be in the lineup as the Ottawa Senators face the Washington Capitals Tuesday night.

Jason Spezza has not skated in two days and will not play against the Caps with an upper body injury.  Daniel Alfredsson and Mika Zibanejad will be in the lineup as will Patrick Wiercioch.

To make room for Zibandejad and Wiercioch, Kaspars Daugavins and Andre Benoit will not play.  Peter Regin lined up in Spezza’s spot at the morning skate and will start there, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Zibanejad get some time with Michalek and Greening to see what he can do.

Jan 27, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza (19) clears his zone against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the overtime period at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Puck drop is at 7:30.