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(10/18/2006)
by Todd Anderson

Defenceman Joe Corvo will make his regular-season debut with the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Scotiabank Place.

The 29-year-old, who is returning to action after fracturing his right foot in the pre-season, will be in the lineup against the Colorado Avalanche, a team he faced 11 times during his first three seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings.

He’s excited to finally get his first taste of regular-season action with his new team.

“(Sitting out) is tough mentally. You want to be a part of the team and you want to help out. It’s nice to get the first game against a team I played a lot before.”

With his speed and powerful shot, Corvo feels he could help a struggling Senators power play.

“It’s a different look. Maybe the guys will be excited to have a different shot out there. I hope I add a spark.”

This morning at practice Senators head coach Bryan Murray had Corvo manning the point during power-play drills with Wade Redden, along with forwards Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley. He likes the prospects of what Corvo can do for the team.

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