The Senators carried some extra baggage on their flight here Monday afternoon.

Winger Milan Michalek, who was on the ice with the club at Scotiabank Place in the morning, came along for the ride and will play either Tuesday in Raleigh or Thursday in New York.

Recovering from a broken foot he suffered after getting hit by a Jason Spezza shot on Feb. 26hth against the Flyers, Michalek is excited about returning before the end of the season.