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Phaneuf could be the missing piece for Senators

Defenceman Dion Phaneuf was traded last week from Toronto to Ottawa. Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports

Senators forward Curtis Lazar spent time this summer training with Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier, so when Bernier made a save on Lazar during Saturday’s game, the two shared a quick laugh.

Lazar’s smile disappeared when he felt a sharp pain in the midsection.

The pain was courtesy of, now former, Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, who took exception to Lazar laughing near his goalie.