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9/20/2006 11:12:08 PM

MONTREAL (CP) - Coach Dave Lewis hopes towering defenceman Zdeno Chara's sore foot will be all right.

Chara scored a goal but also took a blistering shot on the foot and left after only one period of the Boston Bruins' 3-1 NHL pre-season win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

He'll have x-rays on Thursday in Boston to see if the injury is serious. Lewis said it may not be that bad.

"He wanted to continue on in the game," the Bruins' new coach said. "The training staff felt it was best to ice it, elevate it and wrap it up. He was walking around fine after the game."

Chara, a former Ottawa Senator, signed a five-year, US$37.5 million contract as an unrestricted free agent with Boston this summer.

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9/20/2006 10:35:25 PM

OTTAWA (CP) - If Jeff O'Neill got to pick the Toronto Maple Leafs' final roster, his old teammate Bates Battaglia would make the grade.

"Apart from our goaltender, he was our best player tonight," the Leafs veteran said after Battaglia had a goal Wednesday in Toronto's 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. "It looks like he's going to make this team. It looks like he's ready to play again."

Battaglia hasn't played in the NHL since he finished the 2003-04 season with the Washington Capitals. The 30-year-old winger spent all of last season in the American Hockey League with the Leafs' affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

He and O'Neill played for new Leafs coach Paul Maurice in Carolina and Maurice reunited the pair, along with John Pohl, and Toronto rebounded from a 4-0 loss in its exhibition opener to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday to record its first victory of the pre-season.

After Mike Fisher broke a scoreless tie for Ottawa in the second period, O'Neill stripped Senators defenceman Chris Phillips of the puck and fed Battaglia on a 2-on-1 break to even the score.

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