Morning skate update: Butler returns to Senators’ lineup

Bobby Butler will be back in the lineup when the Ottawa Senators face the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place Friday night.

Morning skate update: Butler returns to Senators’ lineup
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators handles the puck 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)

Bobby Butler will be back in the lineup when the Ottawa Senators face the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place Friday night.

Butler, who has been a healthy scratch for the past four games, will replace Kaspars Daugavins on the fourth line.

Coach Paul MacLean said Butler brings more offence to the table, something the Senators have needed more of against the Canadiens this season.

“We have depth in our lineup and we’re trying to assess it on a game-by-game basis, who gives us a better opportunity to win, and today we feel that putting Butler in will give us a better chance.”

Ben Bishop will start in goal for the Senators, who can take over sole possession of first place in the Northeast Division with a win. The current leaders — the Boston Bruins — are idle.

Carey Price gets the nod in the Habs’ net.

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