Brian Elliott to start vs. Canadiens

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators goaltender Pascal Leclaire will miss the game against the Montreal Canadiens because of a groin injury.

Brian Elliott will start on Saturday night, with Robin Lehner as the backup. Lehner will join Ottawa after playing for Binghamton on Friday night.

Leclaire will be evaluated next week after injuring his groin while making a save against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Also, Nick Foligno was fined $2,500 on Friday by the NHL for an illegal check to the head on Carolina's Patrick Dwyer. No penalty was called on the play.

The fine is the maximum permitted under terms of the collective bargaining agreement.