Sens could be fully healthy against banged-up Bruins

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Good news for the Ottawa Senators — they’re expected to have Erik Karlsson in the lineup Wednesday when they open their series at home against Boston.

Karlsson missed the Sens’ final three games with a foot injury. It remains to be seen if Ottawa’s best defenseman will be 100 percent, or if he’ll be playing a bit hurt. But even if it’s the latter, the Sens will be happy to have him.

The Sens also expect to get¬†forward Zack Smith back against the Bruins, and there’s a good chance d-man Marc Methot (finger, courtesy Sidney Crosby) will be ready too.

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“That would be the first time in a very long time for the Ottawa Senators that everyone would be available,” GM Pierre Dorion said recently, per NHL.com. “I think that just gives [coach Guy Boucher] as many options as possible, and he can play around with his lines and do what he needs to do to field what he thinks would be the best team to help us win in the playoffs.”

Meanwhile, the Bruins can’t say the same thing. They could be without two important defensemen, Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo.