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MONRING SKATE NOTES: Kulikov, Weaver Return ... Theodore v Senators

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MONDAY'S MORNING SKATE

OTTAWA -- The Panthers are done with Monday's morning skate as the Senators gear up for their home opener after dropping the host Jets 4-1 on Saturday night.

The Florida blueline has gotten a little healthier with Dmitry Kulikov and Mike Weaver jumping into the fray.

Brian Campbell-Filip Kuba and Ed Jovanovski-Keaton Ellerby are the other D combos.

Other stuff:

-- Jose Theodore in net going against South Florida resident Craig Anderson.

-- Scottie Upshall takes over the right side on Florida's top line with Kris Versteeg at home with what sounds like a groin problem.

Mike Santorelli has been dropped to the third line.

THE LINES

Fleischmann-Weiss-Upshall
Huberdeau-Mueller-Kovalev
Kopecky-Matthias-Santorelli
Skille-Smithson-Parros

SCRATCHED: Mike Caruso, Tyson Strachan

MONDAY: PANTHERS AT SENATORS
When, Where: 7:30 p.m.; Scotiabank Place, Ottawa
TV/Radio: FSNF; WQAM-560
The series: Sens lead 39-26-3
The game: Both teams are coming off lopsided wins with the Sens winning 4-1 at Winnipeg on Saturday; Florida topped visiting Carolina 5-1. Led by former Panthers goalie Craig Anderson, the Senators have been to the playoffs the past two seasons and have beaten Florida nine of the past 10 times. This is Florida's lone visit to Ottawa this season.

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