Senators update: MacLean delays goalie decision, Zibanejad moves up

Ottawa Senators’ coach Paul MacLean will decide on Saturday morning who will be his starting goalie against the Detroit Red Wings, but he will begin the game with new lines.

Senators update: MacLean delays goalie decision, Zibanejad moves up
Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators watches the puck go past the post for a goal in the third period as Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild looks on during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on November 20, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Ottawa Senators’ coach Paul MacLean will decide on Saturday morning who will be his starting goalie against the Detroit Red Wings, but he will begin the game with new lines.
The speculation is that Craig Anderson will be in net — he was between the pipes for the 6-1 win in Detroit on Oct. 23 — but MacLean said he’d sleep on his choice.
Anderson has lost three of his last four games and is coming off a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. He said he assumed he’d be playing but hadn’t heard one way or the other from MacLean.
MacLean will also wait until after Saturday’s game to decide who will be in net for Sunday’s game in Raleigh against the Carolina Hurricanes.
He will, though, unveil some line changes.
The major move will see Mika Zibanejad with Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza, while Colin Greening will drop to the fourth line with Derek Grant and Erik Condra.
The line of Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris, and Clarke MacArthur stays intact, as does the group of Cory Conacher, Chris Neil, and Zack Smith.
On defence, it looks as if it will be Marc Methot with Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips with Mark Borowiecki, and Jared Cowen with Patrick Wiercioch.
Joe Corvo and Eric Gryba appear to be the extra defencemen.

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