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Sens are testing Lehner's patience

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07:38 AM ET 01.21 | Considering the Senators play back-to-back road games later this week, on Thursday and Friday, perhaps Robin Lehner will see some action -- though at that point Craig Anderson's backup will already have sat 10 consecutive games. "It's pretty new to me," Lehner says, of his role of playing periodically. He was the go-to guy in Binghamton and, of course, in Sault Ste Marie with the OHL Greyhounds in 2009-10. "You know what, I knew what I was in for when I went into the season. It's never fun (to sit) but Craig is a great goaltender and I wait my turn." The challenge is to stay sharp, without seeing a lot of game action. "It's not as easy as I thought, but I'm doing my best and trying to learn from it," Lehner says. "Just trying to play the best I can when I get a chance. That's pretty much what I can do."

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January 21, 2014  09:37 AM ET
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He had the chance to seize the job, he didn't take it, the real #1 started playing like his old self (unfortunately, because screw the Sens), and you get what you deserve.

Obviously he's a slow Lehner.

January 21, 2014  09:46 AM ET

He'll get his opportunity sooner than lehner.

January 21, 2014  10:37 AM ET

Maybe the kid has a point. He only has 6 wins against 9 loses, but he has a 2.54 GAA and a .926 SP. Anderson has a 3.29 GAA and a .902 SP.

January 21, 2014  10:45 AM ET

Sec'y of war: Sir, you try my patience
Pres. Firefly: I don't mind if I do, you muct come over and try mine some day!

January 21, 2014  12:03 PM ET

A lot of good goaltenders around these days - tough to get a permenant gig, also somewhat silly to push money at them.

 
January 21, 2014  02:39 PM ET

On a side note....Eugene Melnyk finally got the CSI report back on the Cooke incident. He presented his case to Lord Bettman today.

I only hope Bettman releases the findings.

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