AUSTIN — The Ottawa Senators are hoping to find a way to fix the broken boot that has hampered them for the past four games.
In an effort to alleviate any lingering issues, the Senators will make some changes at the top of the lineup.
Head coach Paul MacLean said he has no hard and fast plans for the start of training camp, but he wants to take a look at players who are still out with injury.
“We’ve had a lot of injuries that have been affecting us and a lot have been a little bit of a surprise,” MacLean told reporters Monday.
“So we’re not going to do that.
I think that’s a good thing.
We want to get them out there as soon as we can.
We’re going to see how they’re feeling.
We’ll take a little time and see how everything goes.”
MacLean said that some players have been feeling the pain for a while, and it’s something that he hopes to alleviate.
“I think the one thing that we’ve had is guys have had some injuries that haven’t been completely gone yet,” he said.
“They’re going through some stuff right now that we can get to and hopefully get them in there as quickly as we possibly can.”
The good news is that we have some guys that are going to be here for the long haul.
They’re going back in and hopefully we can ease some of those things.
“Forwards Pierre-Luc Dubois and Zach Werenski both missed practice Monday due to an undisclosed injury.
Dubois is expected to be ready to play for the first time this week against the San Jose Sharks.
The Senators were without defenseman Matt Duchene (concussion) for most of the preseason.
The team is also without defenseman Erik Karlsson (lower body) for his first game back after missing two with an undisclosed illness.