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Fisher, that other Spezza and other noise
Chris Phillips has a laugh as the Ottawa Senators practice Tuesday afternoon prior to game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Finals on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Place. (Wayne Cuddington / Ottawa Citizen)
While everyone was concerned about Mike Fisher’s knee after he left Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Tampa following a blocked shot, it was actually Alex Kovalev’s knee that resulted in an injury.
Fisher is expected to be ready to play against Boston Tuesday, while Kovalev will be lost to the team for at least a week.
It’s a bleak situation for the team — at least GM Bryan Murray and his scouts can dream about the future during their current scouting meetings — but who’s to say you can’t have some humour?
Cory Clouston even laughed Monday when asked about the possibility of Matt Spezza dressing as a back-up for a game. Matt Spezza has seen plenty of action as a practice goaltender, considering all the injuries to Pascal Leclaire this season.
“No,” said Clouston. “Not that Matt hasn’t asked about it.”