OTTAWA – Good morning from Scotiabank Place, where the Bruins will look for their third straight win tonight against the Senators.
Zdeno Chara (knee) is scheduled to skate this morning along with Jordan Caron, who was a healthy scratch last night. No word yet on Chara’s availability for tonight. Gregory Campbell (foot) will not play. The rest of the players have the morning off.
Milan Michalek, the league’s leading goal scorer, may not be available for the Senators. Michalek suffered an upper-body injury last night after colliding with teammate Erik Karlsson.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 19-9-1, Senators 14-13-4
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Zach Hamill-Shawn Thornton
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo
Steven Kampfer-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratch: Jordan Caron
Storylines: Dougie Hamilton has made Team Canada’s World Junior Championship roster. Hamilton, the No. 9 overall pick of the 2011 draft, should be in Canada’s top-four mix. Ryan Spooner was in the running for a roster spot, but he was diagnosed with mononucleosis… Ottawa is coming off a 3-2 win over Buffalo last night. Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots to score the overtime win… Marc Joannette and Tom Kowal will be the referees. Steve Barton and Lonnie Cameron will be the linesmen.