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Ottawa Senators managers and coaches are sitting down today to decide who will and won’t be on the team’s roster when the season kicks off in Detroit next week. If perchance they come to their senses and say, “hey, why don’t we ask James Gordon from the Citizen what to do?” they’ll be thrilled to find out I’ve already done the legwork.

With defenceman Jared Cowen just about clinching a spot on the team, the next task is to decide what to do with David Rundblad. He has the option to return to Sweden if he doesn’t make the NHL, but hasn’t made an entirely compelling case for staying. MacLean said there’s some thinking to be done. [...]

Coach Paul MacLean says not to read too much into the lines he’s using during exhibition games. They may not even last from period to period. At this point, they’re only intriguing. One that has potential, though, is the threesome of Colin Greening, Jason Spezza, and Nikita Filatov. Spezza had some history with Greening last [...]

Peter Regin breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday. His left shoulder, injured when he was checked into the boards in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, is not seriously injured. He could rejoin the team for practice as early as Monday and possibly even be ready for the season-opening game against [...]