Ottawa Senators: Dzingel Returns As Sens Take On Jets

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 25: Ryan Dzingel
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 25: Ryan Dzingel /

The Ottawa Senators continue their pre-season as they move out west tonight. They play the Winnipeg Jets in what will be their fifth pre-season game.

The Ottawa Senators have overall had a very successful pre-season. Their first three games were dominant and resulted in the team sitting at a 3-0 record. However, just two nights ago the team was dealt a crushing defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Devils by the score of 8-1. Now the Sens will look to bounce back as they play on the road against the Winnipeg Jets tonight.


The forwards for the game tonight are as follows: Mike Hoffman, Kyle Turris, Zack Smith, Mark Stone, Jen-Gabriel Pageau, Bobby Ryan, Ryan Dzingel, Logan Brown, Alex Burrows, Alex Formenton, Nate Thomson, and Tom Pyatt.


On defence the Sens have: Johnny Oduya, Cody Ceci, Dion Phaneuf, Thomas Chabot, Mark Borowiecki, and Fredrik Claesson.


In goal Mike Condon will get his first opportunity to play a full 60 minutes. He played the first half of the game against the Devils and was lit up. Andrew Hammond will serve as the backup for tonight’s game.

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The pre-season roster is starting to resemble what it will look like opening night. Except for a few injured players the whole team is in the lineup. Notably tonight Ryan Dzingel is making his pre-season debut after sitting out due to lingering wrist and groin injuries.

Additonally, it should be noted which prospects are still with the Ottawa Senators. Both Logan Brown and Alex Formenton are still playing at forward, and Thomas Chabot is still with the team on defence.

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Brown and Chabot seem near locks for the opening night roster at this point having performed remarkably well. However, the surprise is that Formenton is with the team. He was a second round draft pick just this past June and has performed very well. With the injuries to the Sens he may still get a chance to make the team come opening night.