Craig Anderson will make his return to the net in the Battle of Ontario Thursday night.
The Senators top goalie is making his pre-season debut at the Canadian Tire Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs and is looking forward to getting some live action.
Anderson is scheduled to play for two periods before Binghamton starter Nathan Lawson takes over.
“It’ll be good get out there and play some games that mean a little something,” said Anderson after the skate. “It’s exciting to be back, to be back in this building, and let’s get it off on the right foot with a good rivalry in the stands.”
Anderson said whenever the Leafs and Senators get together it’s always a good test.
“It’s still the Leafs. I’m sure the fans are still going to be crazy and it will still be half-and-half but we’ve got to make sure we come out, work on some things and we all get back into the rhythm of things,” said Anderson.
Here are the lines and defensive pairings for this game:
Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Ryan
Colin Greening-Mika Zibanejad-Chris Neil
Shane Prince-J.G. Pageau-Andre Petersson
Matt Kassian-Derek Grant-Cole Schneider
Marc Methot-Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips-Fredrik Claesson
Patrick Wiercioch-Chris Wideman