It has been almost two months since Pascal Leclaire has played a game for the Ottawa Senators, but there finally appears to be some good news for the injured netminder.
Leclaire has been able to skate and take shots without any setbacks for the past couple of days. While there is no firm timetable for his return, the club is hopeful that Leclaire will be able to rejoin them for practices in the near future.
“There has been some progression,” announced head coach Cory Clouston on Monday. “The last two days were definitely a positive and that’s why he went on again this morning. We’ll see if we can progress him again tomorrow.”
Leclaire has not suited up for the Senators since he defeated the Minnesota Wild on Dec. 16. The next night in Denver, he left the pre-game warm-up after suffering a lower body injury. He appeared to be set to return in the first week of January, but suffered a setback and has not practised with the team since.
In 14 games this season, Leclaire has posted a 4-7-1 record with a 2.83 GAA. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.