Milan Michalek LW OTT 10 Days

Michalek picked up two assists Thursday against Montreal, giving him points in three straight games.

He scored a goal Saturday in Arizona and Tuesday in Dallas, and now with this performance, Michalek has twice as many points in the last three games as he'd collected in the preceding 18. This has been easily the worst offensive season of his career, but perhaps these last few games have been the beginning of a campaign-saving hot streak.

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Michalek tallied a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Coyotes.

Michalek's fourth marker of the season tied the game at one apiece and commenced a run of five unanswered goals by the Senators, who quickly ran away with the contest. The veteran winger hadn't registered a single point in his last eight games and has a total of just three over his last 19 contests.

Milan Michalek LW OTT 15 Days

Michalek tallied a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Coyotes.

Michalek's fourth marker of the season tied the game at one apiece and commenced a run of five unanswered goals by the Senators, who quickly ran away with the contest. The veteran winger hadn't registered a single point in his last eight games and has a total of just three over his last 19 contests.

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Michalek (upper body) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Monday against the Sabres, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

The Sabres cleared a spot for Michalek's return by placing Marc Methot (back) on IR in a corresponding move. He's been skating with the team since Friday and appears to set to play on what looks to be the third line Monday with Colin Greening and David Legwand.

Milan Michalek LW OTT 1 Month

Michalek (upper body) joined the team for Friday's practice, TSN 1200's Steve Lloyd reports.

Because he's already been placed on injured reserve, Michalek won't be an option for Saturday's game against the Bruins. If he's able to practice again Saturday and Sunday without any setbacks, there's a good likelihood that Michalek would be activated in advance of the Senators' following match Monday in Buffalo.

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Michalek (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.

Michalek's IR designation carries a retroactive date of Dec. 6, meaning he'll be out for at least the next two games. The Senators used his roster spot to activate defenseman Patrick Wiercioch, who has recovered from his muscle strain.

Milan Michalek LW OTT 2 Months

Michalek (upper body) will be out for the Senators' game on Sunday against the Canucks, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

It is unclear how severe the injury is but for now, Michalek will be replaced by Mark Stone. After a successful 2013-14 season, in which he scored 39 points, Michalek has struggled this season, scoring just two goals and six assists in 25 games played.

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Michalek wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups and appears to 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 though Michalek hasn't been a total void during that stretch (four points), coach Paul MacLean seems inclined to shake up his lineup with the hope of more positive results. Mika Zibanejad will also spend Tuesday's game with Michalek in the press box, as both Colin Greening and Erik Condra step in to replace them.

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Michalek assisted on the Sens' two power-play goals in Saturday's overtime loss to the Devils.

Michalek had been held without a point in the Senators' first five games, but finally was able to break through during his 3:52 on the man advantage Saturday. While he'll continue to contribute on the Sens' second power-play unit, Michalek's role at even strength remains in flux, as he's bounced between the second line and the bottom six this season. The inconsistent quality of linemates could make it difficult for Michalek to replicate the 39 points he tallied in 2013-14 for the Sens.

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Michalek (hip flexor) returned to practice Monday, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Michalek was off the ice over the weekend after sustaining the hip injury in an earlier practice, but he appears in the clear for the remainder of the Senators' exhibition schedule. The Senators expect to deploy Michalek on their second line this season.