Mika survives as Sens chop roster
Mika Zibanejad can unpack his bags.
At least until a couple of injured players return, the 18 year old rookie sensation will get a chance to prove he belongs in Ottaw omega watches a.
After cuts were announced on Saturday, Zibanejad made the Senators roster along with rookies Stephane Da Costa, Jared Cowen and David Rundblad.
went better than I expe omega watches cted, said Zibanejad, who led the club in exhibition game goal scoring with three in six games. didn have high expectations for myself. I just wanted to get involved and I did, so I happy about the camp for sure.
the first time, it the first training camp and there are a lot of adjustments you have to (make) coming from Europe. isn here just because he was the No. 6 overall pick and the Senators are omega watches trying to sell hope. He deserves the nine game audition (until his NHL contract kicks in) before a final decision has to be made.
Not only has Zibanejad shown he got the skills to compete, he has also worked hard to be physical. Alfredsson said the rookie impressed the coaching staff with a strong performance Thursday in a tough building in Boston.
overall game is really solid, said Alfredsson. you going to play a lot of minutes, like he has during the exhibition (season), you have to know how to play all over the ice.
you a high pick, that usually means you have a lot of skill, but fo omega watches r a guy who doesn have much experience playing against men, he smart with and without the puck and that why he surprised a lot of people. knows it get tougher and is prepared for the challenge.
hard to say, there a difference between the pre season and the regular season for sure, he said.
see what happens when every team has their best team. You got to be able to take your game to the next level. up . for now
With injuries on the blueline, the Senators delayed a decision on Rundblad. The status of Matt Carkner won be known until Monday, but he doubtful for Friday game and the club only has six healthy defencemen with Chris Phillips having back issues.
Da Costa future will depend on Peter Regin shoulder. The Senators don have to finalize a 23 man roster until 48 hours before the start of the season and can place two players on injured reserve to reach the limit.