OTTAWA -- Things keep aligning for the Sabres to finally get payback against their biggest tormentors.
The Senators, already without center Jason Spezza, forward Chris Neil and goalie Pascal Leclaire, will be without forward Nick Foligno tonight. The son of former Sabres captain Mike Foligno has a lower-body injury.
He will be replaced in the lineup by Chris Campoli, a defenseman who hasn't played forward since he was 5 or 6 years old.
"I told him you can turn the puck over a few times and the defense will back you up," Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said with a smile.
He was serious, though, when he said the Senators will be OK despite so many key absences.
"We feel good about the team we're going to put on the ice," Alfredsson said.
The Sabres had an optional skate in Scotiabank Place, with only eight players joining tonight's starting goaltender, Ryan Miller.