Lehner in net as Senators begin back-to-back set against Bruins

Robin Lehner, who has a history of playing well here in Boston, will be in net as the Senators begin a back-to-back, home-and-home series against the Bruins.

Lehner in net as Senators begin back-to-back set against Bruins
Robin Lehner. (Chris Mikula / Ottawa Citizen)

BOSTON, Mass. — Robin Lehner, who has a history of playing well here in Boston, will be in net as the Senators begin a back-to-back, home-and-home series against the Bruins.
The teams will meet again on Saturday night in Ottawa (7 p.m.).
After Craig Anderson blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 on Monday, he might have been expected to be in net. But Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said the decision had been made before the Christmas break that Lehner would play this one.
It’s expected Anderson will play Saturday’s game in Ottawa, against Niklas Svedberg, who has just recalled from the AHL Providence Bruins and would be making his NHL debut.
Lehner had been suffering from the flu but said he improved during the break and is feeling normal again.
On defence, Joe Corvo and Patrick Wiercioch will once again sit.
Who will be out up front will be a game-time decision.
Mika Zibanejad, who had been scheduled to play against the Penguins but pulled out after the pre-game warmup with the flu, said he’s feeling better and ready to play.
But MacLean said he’d wait until game time to see how Zibanejad is feeling.
If he can play, Matt Kassian will come out.

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