With Development Camp getting underway later this afternoon, the Sens are suddenly expecting a recent addition to make it in time afterall. Nikita Filatov, acquired from Columbus over the weekend, is hoping to be in Ottawa on Wednesday.
He was originally expected to miss the event.
According to a few reports, Filatov was on vacation with his family in the Dominican but I guess he changed his plans. Filatov is 21 years old and has NHL experience so missing this Camp would not have been a huge deal but it’s still good to see him make the effort to participate. Wayne Scanlan indicated that there are some Visa issues he has to sort out first but he is hoping to be in Ottawa by tomorrow.
For the rest of the guys that are in camp, Development Camp kicks off today at 1:30.
One interesting name among the guys that will be in attendance at this year’s camp is Kirill Lyamin. Drafted in 2004, Lyamin has spent the last three seasons in the KHL and is expected to play over there again this season. Interesting to see that he made the decision to come over.
The camp will also feature a number of Swedes including Jakob Silfverberg, Andre Petersson, David Rundblad, Fredrik Claesson, Marcus Sorensen and Mika Zibanejad.
The media guide for the camp can be found here.
Caps forward and UFA to be Brooks Laich has signed an extension in Washington. He ended up getting a six year contract at $4.5 million a season. Certainly no hometown discount there. Hard to imagine Laich could have got a deal better than that on the open market.
Laich is a former Sens draft pick and one of the names that has come up often in terms of potential UFA targets. I think the Sens dodged a bullet on that one.