Ottawa Considering Mark Stone (Grant Demoted)

SensChirp March 4, 2013 0

(UPDATE 4:03 PM)- The Ottawa Senators announced this afternoon that they have reassigned forward Derek Grant to Binghamton of the American Hockey League.

With the team starved for goals of late, Senators GM Bryan Murray suggests they could look to Binghamton again in hopes of igniting a struggling offence.

Bryan Murray spoke to the media this afternoon and suggested that the team is considering Mark Stone as a potential call up in time for Wednesday’s game in Toronto. Stone recently returned from a finger injury and has looked good since rejoining the BSens.

Unlike some of the other call ups the Senators have made of late, Mark Stone is a little more of a natural goal scorer.  He has an ability to get himself to the scoring areas and could add a boost to the team’s forward ranks.  Of course it’s a lot to ask of Stone, who has missed significant time due to injury, to step in and help right away.

Murray was also pretty quick to point out that there really aren’t many “scorers” available around the NHL right now through trade and the team’s best chance to add offence is likely going to come from within.

Milan Michalek has progressed well the past couple days and could be ready to make his return on Wednesday night.

  • The Ottawa Senators have released the latest edition of the Prospect Report.  Pretty good week for first round pick Cody Ceci who had two goals and two assists in Owen Sound’s 6-1 win over Mississauga on March 2.  Ceci has 59 points in 64 games this season which puts him second among OHL defenceman.