Kuba, Gonchar could return Tuesday

Sergei Gonchar and Filip Kuba are skating with the Ottawa Senators and coach Paul MacLean is hopeful they’ll be ready to return next Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

Kuba, Gonchar could return Tuesday
Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores during the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sergei Gonchar and Filip Kuba are skating with the Ottawa Senators and coach Paul MacLean is hopeful they’ll be ready to return next Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

That means the only lineup change tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins is in goal.

Alex Auld will start in place of Craig Anderson, who has been struggling all season and gave up all five goals to the Boston Bruins Wednesday night.

The Senators have lost four of five and dropped their last outing against the Penguins by a 6-3 score.

The difference this time out? No Sidney Crosby in the Pittsburgh lineup. He’s still out after his concussion symptoms flared up again.

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