Mika Zibanejad C OTT 3 Days

Zibanejad wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups and will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Blues, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

The Senators have dropped six of their last eight games, and coach Paul MacLean seems inclined to shake up his lineup with the hope of generating more positive results. The timing of Zibanejad's assignment to the press box is a bit odd, as such a lineup decision probably should have happened early in the season, when the forward failed to score a point and attempted just nine shots on goal over his first eight games. Milan Michalek will also serve as a healthy scratch Tuesday, with both Colin Greening and Erik Condra entering the lineup.

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Zibanejad scored his third goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the visiting Blues. He now has three points in the last four games.

Zibanejad had doubled his point total from three to six on the season over the last four contests, indicating that perhaps he's ready to turn the corner. At the very least, the recent production should help him ascend Ottawa's depth chart from his current spot on the team's fourth line.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 27 Days

Zibanejad scored a goal in his second consecutive game in Saturday's loss to Boston.

He has disappointed so far, but perhaps this two-game, two-goal spurt is a foreshadowing of a more productive fate. Watch and wait -- he needs to show us a lot more before he can be trusted.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 28 Days

Zibanejad collected his first point of the season Thursday against the Blackhawks, finding the net for the game-tying tally late in the third period.

It was by far Zibanejad's most productive outing to date, as he attempted a season-high five shots and contributed three hits defensively. The 21-year-old has been a huge disappointment with the lone point in nine games, but the increased shot attempts Thursday provide a glimmer of hope that he may break out of his season-long slumber.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 8 Months

Mika Zibanejad will not play again this season.

He sustained an injury in Thursday's game against the Devils and was taken to hospital. We don't know the nature of the injury but we do know he has been ruled out of the Senators' final two games of the season. We like Zibanejad as a late round speculation for next season.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 8 Months

Mika Zibanejad left Thursday's shootout win over New Jersey after logging just 8:22 of ice time.

He was taken to hospital for "precautionary reasons," according to coach Paul MacLean. The Ottawa bench boss provided this report after the game: "I have no idea what's .. what it's all about, but it was for purely precautionary reasons, that they couldn't do stuff here that they could do there." Zibanejad contributed an assist on Mike Hoffman's goal in the second period before was forced to exit the contest.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 8 Months

Mika Zibenejad scored a goal in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout victory over Carolina Monday night.

Zibanejad took Jason Spezza's place at center between Ales Hemsky and left wing Milan Michalek and Zibanejad was able to score when puck went in off his skate. He now has 14 goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 8 Months

Mika Zibanejad was back in the Ottawa lineup against the Blackhawks Friday night.

He had been sidelined with an upper-body injury but was able to suit up against the Hawks. That said, Zibanejad didn't do much with his 12:08 of playing time Friday night.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 8 Months

Mika Zibanejad (upper body) will probably play on Friday.

Zibanejad's availability isn't likely to be confirmed until the pregame warmup though. He wasn't able to play on Tuesday.

Mika Zibanejad C OTT 8 Months

Mika Zibanejad (upper body) could be back in the lineup on Friday night against Chicago.

He practiced on Thursday and may get back into the fold if everything goes well in Friday's morning skate. Zibanejad didn't play on Tuesday after he was hurt on Monday.