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Sens scratch Talbot with lower-body injury

Cam Talbot Ottawa Senators Cam Talbot - The Canadian Press

Goaltender Cam Talbot was a late scratch for the Ottawa Senators Monday night because of a lower-body injury, the team announced two hours to puck drop.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Talbot strained a muscle after taking a hit in Saturday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

Kevin Mandolese was called up and backed up Mads Sogaard, who got the start Monday night in Chicago against the Blackhawks. Sogaard allowed five goals on 21 shots in a 5-0 loss.

Talbot started each of Ottawa's last two games, stopping 19 of 21 shots in a win over the Blue Jackets Saturday night and making 29 saves in a victory over the New York Rangers last Thursday. He has a 2.85 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 32 games this season, his first with the Sens. 

Sogaard had not played since Feb. 28 and came into into Monday's matchup with a 2.33 GAA and .922 save percentage.

Following their loss to the Blackhawks, Ottawa (32-27-4) will continue their five-game road trip in Seattle against the Kraken on Thursday.