Eaves unavailable, has missed seven playoff games

Updated: May 10, 2007, 2:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Senators forward Patrick Eaves will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Buffalo on Thursday but may return for Game 2 on Saturday, Ottawa coach Bryan Murray said.

Eaves has missed the last seven postseason games because of a head injury he received in the second period of Game 3 of Ottawa's first-round series against Pittsburgh. He was hurt after being hit by Penguins forward Colby Armstrong.

Eaves had 14 goals and 32 points in 73 games for the Senators this season.


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