D.J. Smith will contemplate changes Monday night. That doesn’t mean by any stretch of the imagination he’ll make any, though.
Coming off the Ottawa Senators’ standout 4-1 victory over the Stars in Dallas on Friday, general manager Pierre Dorion, Smith and the rest of the staff will have some decisions to make before they face the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night at the United Center in the second part of a three-game road trip.
The biggest one may be in the net because netminder Matt Murray has resumed skating and is eligible to come off the injured-reserve list after taking a hit to the head from Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in Ottawa on Oct. 23. If Murray is ready and so is winger Austin Watson, the Senators will have 24 players on the roster, so someone will have to be waived.
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