With Chris Neil expected to be sidelined for at least a couple games with a lower body injury, the Ottawa Senators will turn to the farm for some help.
And it’s appropriate that with the World Junior tournament in full swing, the Senators would turn to a former Canadian Junior hero. Mark Stone has been recalled from Binghamton of the American Hockey League and is expected to be in the line up Thursday when the Senators host the Winnipeg Jets.
Playing on a line with Stephane Da Costa and Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone has been part of one of the hottest lines in the American Hockey League. After missing 11 games with an injury, Stone is finally healthy and contributing offensively. He has 5 goals and 5 assists in his last ten games played and has been a key player in the Binghamton Senators recent turnaround.
Da Costa and Hoffman have both had a look with the big team and now it’s time for Stone to show what he can do.