The Senators will make at least one lineup change for Thursday’s game against the best team and the best goalie in the NHL.

Defenceman Ben Harpur will replace Dion Phaneuf, who did not make the trip to Tampa but will likely join the team for Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers.

“There’s nothing wrong with him … they’ve just got a family issue,” coach Guy Boucher said of Phaneuf outside the team hotel about six hours before the Senators were to face-off against the Lightning at Amalie Arena. “After today, he should be available.”

The Senators have called up centre Filip Chlapik from Belleville as insurance for Zack Smith, who is dealing with an injury. Smith will take part in the warm before a decision is made,