Ottawa Senators have called up David Dziurzynski of the Binghamton Senators for tonight's contest with the NY Islanders. The Sens have lost the services of Milan Michalek (finger) but will get back Mika Zibanejad tonight, as Dziurzynski could be returned soon after just like they did with Colin Greening after a game with Chicago.
The move is a bit surprising, but deserving as Dizzy is having a solid season so far in Bingo. He is tied with Tobias Lindberg for fifth spot with 11 points in 20 games and ranks second behind Patrick Mullen in shot percentage at 17.6%.
This is the second time in his career that David has been called up as the 26 year old native of Lloydminster, Alberta last saw action in Ottawa was for 12 games during the 2012-'13 season in which he had a pair of goals, but was sidelined with a concussion after his fight with Frazer McLaren that knocked him out of action for a lengthy period of time.
The sixth year pro has been in Binghamton throughout his career and is in his second year of a two-year, two-way contract. In his rookie season, Dziurzynski was among those that participated in winning the Calder Cup back in 2011 and is the only player currently left playing in Binghamton from that team.
Although it's nice to see someone else get the call, there's one player that hasn't but should, that being Cole Schneider, who's in his fifth (and quite possibly his last) season in the organization. Schneider is a solid point producer and has great on ice vision, but does lack that toughness that could very well be holding him back. Still would be nice to give him a courtesy call after all these years.
Binghamton is next in action tonight when they face off with the St. John's IceCaps as they will miss David, but still will have his younger brother Darian in the line-up.