Leclaire still Out

Ottawa Senators coach Cory Clouston believes Pascal Leclaire will play again this season.

Problem is, he has no idea when.

Leclaire missed his 13th straight game on Sunday. He’s been out since leaving the pre-game warmup on Dec. 17 in Denver with a lower-body injury.

The exact nature of that injury has never been disclosed, but it is different than the one that sidelined him for seven games at start of the season.

Whatever it is, it isn’t getting any better. Clouston said he hasn’t made any progress.

“He’s as disappointed and frustrated as anyone,” said Clouston.

“But right now he’s really not any further than he was a week ago. What the extent of that’s going to be, if I could tell you guys, I would. I just don’t know where he’s at right now.

“We still feel he’s going to play this year, but when that’s going to be, I’m not sure.”

Conseuqently, Mike Brodeur was recalled from Binghamton for the fifth time to serve as Brian Elliott’s backup against the Capitals.

What do you think? Leave a comment