As the Ottawa Senators get set to head South to take on the Panthers and Lightning, they have made a decision on the crowded crease.
Despite dressing as a backup to Craig Anderson in the team’s first two games, the Sens have sent Robin Lehner back to Binghamton of the American Hockey League. With Anderson playing so well out of the gate, the team needs to make sure Lehner is playing and he can do that in Bingo.
Binghamton's next game comes on Friday night when they play in Syracuse.
Ben Bishop and his one way contract will stay here in Ottawa for the time being but you can be certain we haven’t seen the last of Lehner here in Ottawa this season.
Here is the official press release from the Sens website.
- The buzz on Twitter this morning suggests the Sens may be interested in KHL defenceman Viktor Antipin. The 5’10 defenceman has been ripping it up in the KHL and has apparently caught the eye on the Sens organization. This is something to keep an eye on for sure, but not convinced it’s a solution to the current needs here in Ottawa.
- The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent defenceman and local guy Kent Huskins to help out with their banged up blueline. The Senators were also interested in Huskins.
- The Sens practiced here in Ottawa today and were without Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson who both took “maintenance days.” Safe to assume we’ll hear a lot about players taking days off during a shortened season.