Lehner will start in goal Tuesday night, facing the Senators on the road, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.

The Sabres are expected to welcome the return of second-year stud Jack Eichel (ankle), and the hope is that inspires Lehner to continue trending in a positive direction. After wavering in his production through the first seven games this month -- 2-5-1 record, 2.48 GAA -- the imposing tender has only allowed three goals over the last two. Ottawa ranks 11th in the league with 30.2 shots per game, but the Sens are having trouble connecting, as they're 28th in scoring. This makes Lehner a decent streaming option on a heavy 12-game slate.

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