Still looking for linemates for Turris

The search for linemates to play with Kyle Turris continued on Friday night against the Calgary Flames. Whether this combination will click or be different when the Senators play the Buffalo Sabres tonight, we can only guess.
The shuffling coach Paul MacLean did on Friday saw him reunite Colin Greening, Jason Spezza, and Milan Michalek, while Daniel Alfredsson and Erik Condra lined up as Turris’ wings.
Nick Foligno went to the third line with Zack Smith and Bobby Butler, while Chris Neil joined Zenon Konopka and Kaspars Daugavins.
It’s a bit of spreading the wealth.
“(Milan) Michalek and (Jason) Spezza have been real good all year with (Colin) Greening,” said MacLean.
“We’re trying to find some chemistry for Kyle Turris, just to see who can play with him and get him going.
“(Erik) Condra scored a couple of times with him and he’s a (defensive) conscience on the line, and (Daniel Alfredsson) is obviously (Daniel Alfredsson).
“And having (Nick) Foligno in the third group will, we’re hoping, give us a little better balance, scoring throughout the lineup and maybe a little harder to defend against.”
For his part, Turris was tickled to be playing with Alfredsson, even if it meant he’d be charged with the task of helping Alfredsson get his 400th NHL goal.
“He’s so good in every department he makes everyone around him better,” said Turris.
“He’s a great passer, he’s got a great shot, he’s strong on the puck, he’s great in his own zone – he’s good at everything and I’m real excited to play with him
“But I’m don’t want to be watching (him). I want to be contributing.”

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