With Zack Smith and Kaspars Daugavins getting injured in the victory over San Jose last night, the Senators were potentially down a forward even with Andre Petersson waiting. To remedy that situation, they have recalled Stéphane Da Costa from Binghamton today. Da Costa has done very well in his time in the AHL scoring 9 goals along with 10 assists for 19 points in 21 games.
According to Steve Lloyd, Petersson might be given a chance with Jason Spezza. That would be quite a chance for the kid in his NHL debut wouldn't it? If that is indeed the case, we might see the lines be something like Petersson-Spezza-Michalek, Condra-Turris-Alfredsson, Greening-Da Costa-Foligno, Neil-Konopka-Butler.
How would you like the lines to be if Smith and Daugavins can't go? We should get an update at 4 p.m. when the Senators practise.
- Recap of yet another Senators win. (Silver Seven, Fear The Fin, Ottawa Sun, Senators Extra)
- Not a particularly good night on scoring chances for Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson, despite Spezza's two assists and Karlsson's goal. Kyle Turris' line was the best. (The 6th Sens)
- A nice story about Mark Borowiecki and his road to the NHL. Also, Sergei Gonchar never dreamed he would play 1100 NHL games. His goal was just to play for a local Russian team. (Ottawa Sun)
- Senators prospect Shane Prince had six points last night. (Shane Prince)
- Martin Havlat has yet another injury, Dan Boyle isn't too upset about not going back home to Ottawa for the all-star game, but Logan Couture is looking forward to it. Milan Michalek considers Ottawa home now and doesn't have too many friends left from his time in San Jose. (Ottawa Sun)
- Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun are both are very impressed by Bryan Murray's trade for Kyle Turris and the hiring of Paul MacLean. (ESPN)
- Jason Spezza will likely fall a little short of his career best for points, but he thinks he is having the best season of his career due to improvement in other areas. Spezza is currently tied for sixth in points in the NHL scoring race, on pace for 84 points. (CBC)
- The Senators have got at least one point in 11 straight road games (7-0-4) which is now a club record. (NHL)
- Robin Lehner will start for Binghamton tonight. (Joy Lindsay)
- Pierre Dorion on Mika Zibanejad, Mark Stone and Stefan Noesen. (Ottawa Senators)