Senators Get Massive Boost Back To Their Lineup

The Ottawa Senators will be getting a massive boost back to their lineup ahead of their game against the Washington Capitals as Josh Norris is set to return from injury. Norris, 24 years old, hasn't played a game yet this season and missed 74 last season.

Since the Senators are too close to the cap to sign Norris' replacement on the second line for most of last season, Shane Pinto, rookie Ridly Greig has assumed the second line center role in both of their absences. Greig has been centering Vladimir Tarasenko and Mathieu Joseph and the line has done very well so far. This likely means that Norris will come in and play in between Drake Batherson and Dominik Kubalik.

Norris' return to the lineup is a good sign considering he didn't miss a lot of time this season, yet. He makes a weak center position at the moment look much better and the Senators have three very good lines. Ottawa hopes that they don't have to deal with any more injury problems with their young center that is signed through 2030 or it will continue to set them back. The team is happy to have Norris back as he has scored 54 goals and 93 points in 133 games in the NHL.

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