Injuries have already hit the Senators and it gives way to some opportunity to some other players. Dean McAmmond's concussion opens the door to Nick Foligno, while Ray Emery's (Aaron)wrist problems gives Martin Gerber (Chris) the number one job for the time being.
Gerber has the best chance of making a name for himself again with this new opportunity and frankly, he could either have himself a good enough start that when Emery comes back Gerber either remains the number one for the time being or makes himself attractive to other teams for a trade. It's a very interesting time for Gerber.
|Dany Heatley||Jason Spezza||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Antoine Vermette||Mike Fisher||Patrick Eaves|
|Shean Donovan||Chris Kelly||Chris Neil|
|Nick Foligno||Josh Hennessy||Brian McGrattan|
|Joe Corvo||Wade Redden|
|Andrej Meszaros||Chris Phillips|
|Christoph Schubert||Anton Volchenkov|
All 23 players on the roster, including McAmmond and Emery, are all listed as active players, so their salaries do count towards the cap at the moment. The current salary projection sits at $49.8 million. There is next to no room for any movement through the year and will have to hope for health throughout the season and none of those periods of time when key players are missing one or two games at a time.
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