Goalie jam squeezes Alex Auld

MONTREAL – Alex Auld last played on Feb. 28 in a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins, that was two days after Anderson’s kitchen accident.
It was more than likely Auld’s last game as an Ottawa Senator.
With Anderson back, four weeks after he sliced the baby finger of his right hand in a kitchen accident, and with Ben Bishop the designated backup, Auld, 31, is the forgotten man. He probably wouldn’t even get in if both Anderson and Bishop were struck down by injuries. The Senators would likely use Robin Lehner first.
It’s a situation that’s more than a little uncomfortable for a professional athlete, but coach Paul MacLean gives Auld high marks for refusing to whine or sulk.
“Alex is a professional,” he said.
“He’s been a backup goalie in the league for a number of years and he understands, I believe, the position that he’s in. It’s not pleasant, by any means, but he’s been a professional the whole year as far as that goes and we expect that to continue.”

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