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Silfverberg Could Make His Ottawa Debut Tonight

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

Jakob Silfverberg was certainly made to feel at home at Scotiabank Place early Monday.

First off, his Ottawa Senators teammates allowed him to lead them in their on-ice stretches before the morning skate.

When the practice ended, a few Swedish journalists then took centre stage at coach Paul MacLean’s morning press conference, aggressively querying MacLean on what he expected from the talented 21-year-old Swedish prospect and whether he would jump immediately into the fire of an NHL playoff series after capturing a Swedish Elite League title.

“You guys could probably tell me better,” MacLean answered back, pointing out that Silfverberg won the most valuable player in the SEL in both the regular season and playoffs, winning the league title on Thursday with Brynas….

Before Monday, MacLean hadn’t even seen Silfverberg since the Senators development camp in the summer, but the coach was thinking long and hard about throwing him immediately into the fire against the Rangers.

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How great is it that the Sens have ANOTHER 21-year old star Swedish puck-moving D-man, and traded away a third one (Rundblad) on top of that? Murray loves him some Swedes.

Posted by Nick from NYC on 04/23/12 at 05:39 PM ET

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Silfverberg isn’t a D, he’s a right handed LW.

Posted by Chris M. from Ottawa on 04/23/12 at 06:03 PM ET

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Go Sens!

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/23/12 at 06:16 PM ET

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My bad. He does, however, have his own chant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2HP5MhV6Fc

Posted by Nick from NYC on 04/23/12 at 07:26 PM ET

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