Mentioned it was likely in last night’s post game wrap up but with the addition of Matt Kassian earlier this week, the Sens have returned Mark Stone to Binghamton.
Stone wasn’t playing a whole lot here in Ottawa and at this stage in his career, would certainly benefit from increased minutes down in Binghamton. Stone is a guy labeled as a scorer so six minutes a night on the fourth line obviously isn’t the ideal situation for him right now.
Tough guy Matt Kassian, who will wear #28 for the Senators, is expected to take that place in the Ottawa line up. Kassian skated on a line with Peter Regin and Kaspars Daugavins at today’s practice.
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Couple other notes from practice today include Dave Dziurzynski and Mike Lundin both skating with the rest of the team. They are both currently sidelined with concussions. Daniel Alfredsson and Sergei Gonchar, who have played a ton as of late, both had the afternoon off.
The Sens are in Buffalo on Saturday afternoon.
- Also from last night’s post, the Sens have officially announced the signing of WHL defenceman Troy Rutkowski. You can see the team’s official press release here.
- The NHL Board of Governors today approved the proposed realignment, which will take effect at the start of next season. Under the new set up, the Sens are now in a division with the Leafs, Habs, Bruins, Red Wings, Sabres, Panther and Lightning. The top 3 teams in each division make the playoffs with two wild cards spots being awarded to the two best records outside the top 3.