Michalek was not on the ice for pre game warmups and has been confirmed as a healthy scratch. He has just seven points (2G / 5A) in 20 games this season. Colin Greening is in the lineup with Michalek coming out.
Zibanejad was not on the ice for pre game warmups and was confirmed as a healthy scratch, so he is not dealing with an injury. He has one goal and two assists in his last five games and six points (3G / 3A) on the year. Erik Condra is in the lineup for Zibanejad.
Lehner stopped 30 of 33 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Blues on Saturday afternoon. With Craig Anderson getting the call on Monday night in Detroit, it will be Lehner to face the Blues once again, this time in St. Louis. Lehner has been good for the last week, stopped 63 of 68 (.926 SV%).
Anderson allowed four goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Flames last Saturday. Both of last weeks starts went to Robin Lehner, but it will be Anderson tonight in Detroit. In his first start vs. the Red Wings, he stopped 31 shots in a 3-1 victory.
Lehner stopped 33 of 35 shots in the Senators 3-2 win over the Predators on Thursday. He made a number of key saves that preserved his fourth win of the season. Lehner has been rewarded with back-to-back starts, but draws a really rough matchup with the 12-6-1 Blues in town.
Lehner starts in goal for the Senators on Thursday.
Lehner allowed five goals on 30 shots in a loss to the Maple Leafs on November 9th. He has faced a ton of rubber in the early part of the season. His opponents are firing an average of 34.5 shots per game but the Predators rank 20th in that department. However, they have won five of six and are coming off of a NINE goal game vs. the Leafs.
Craig Anderson was the first off the ice at Senators practice.
Anderson allowed four goals on 37 shots in a OT loss to the Canucks on Tuesday. Anderson had three great starts prior to Tuesday's rough night, so they will go back to him tonight vs. the Oilers. He is 1-2-1 with a 2.23 GAA and .940 SV% in four starts on the road this season.
Anderson stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Senators’ shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday. He was given Sunday night off and Robin Lehner struggled, so Anderson will be back in the cage tonight vs. the Canucks. Anderson is 1-2-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .955 SV% on the road this season.
Anderson was the first goalie off of the ice at the morning skate.
Anderson stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Senators’ shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday. He was given Sunday night off and Robin Lehner struggled, so it looks like Anderson will be back in the cage tonight vs. the Canucks. Anderson is 1-2-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .955 SV% on the road this season.