Nov 1, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT
If the Ottawa Senators needed something to pick up their spirits at all, the news of defenseman Filip Kuba and goalie Pascal Leclaire being nearly healthy enough to return to action should do the trick. Allan Panzeri of The Ottawa Citizen has the update.
Leclaire, on his way back from a groin injury, could serve as Elliott’s backup on Tuesday against the Maple Leafs and could be in net on Thursday against the Islanders.
That would allow the Senators to get Robin Lehner’s $856,452 NHL salary off the books and get the Swedish rookie back to Binghamton of the American Hockey League, where he can start playing games.
Defenceman Filip Kuba (broken leg) could also return either Thursday or Saturday.
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