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Marc Methot OK, Sergei Gonchar Questionable For Saturday; Robin Lehner Will Start


After practice on Friday morning, coach Paul MacLean provided an update on the state of the roster heading into Saturday’s matinee with the Lightning.

Mar 19, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) is checked by referee Chris Rooney (5) during the second period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Methot – Is available and will play against Tampa after recovering from a leg injury suffered on Tuesday against the Islanders.  He skated much better Friday than he did on Thursday and was given the green light.  It is a good thing because…

Sergei Gonchar did not skate on Friday and is questionable for the Lightning game, with an undisclosed injury.  MacLean was still pretty optimistic about his chances to suit up, but would be re-evaluated in the morning.

MacLean also stated that Robin Lehner would get the start once again in the net after suffering his first regulation loss in his 7 NHL games this season against the Bruins.