Morning skate update: Senators try Turris with Alfredsson

Morning skate update: Senators try Turris with Alfredsson

When the Ottawa Senators traded for centre Kyle Turris earlier this month, many envisioned him anchoring a strong second line with captain Daniel Alfredsson.

Well, it’s finally going to happen. Turris, Alfredsson and Erik Condra will form the trio No. 2 when the Senators face off against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Place Friday night.

Colin Greening, who had a long stint on the first line earlier this season with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek, will return to the right wing there again.

Meanwhile, Alex Auld will get the start in goal ahead of No. 1 netminder Craig Anderson in the first game of a back-to-back situation.

Senators coach Paul MacLean suggested he’d prefer to have Anderson play the next three contests, which all come against Eastern Conference teams.

MORE NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE MORNING SKATE:

Chris Phillips, who missed one game with an upper-body injury, will be back in the lineup against the Flames. Matt Carkner will a healthy scratch.

Jesse Winchester’s recovery from a concussion continues to progress well. If all goes well during his second off-ice workout of the day tonight, he’ll be back on the ice tomorrow.

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