Silver Nuggets: Cheechoo on waivers, Lee and D. Smith recalled, Campoli out

  • It finally happened: Jonathan Cheechoo has been put on waivers. This is likely necessary to make the cap hit work for Saturday's game, and it's kind of surprising it hasn't happened sooner. I highly doubt anyone will pick up Cheech, but you never know.
  • Chris Campoli is out with a serious lower body injury he suffered last night against the Washington Capitals. Expect him out for a month.
  • To fill in for the heavily depleted defense corps (who are now missing Campoli, Erik Karlsson, and freshly traded Alex Picard), the Ottawa Senators have recalled Brian Lee and Derek Smith to play next game. Smith will line up with Matt Carkner, while Lee will pair up with Filip Kuba.
  • From PeterR: It's nice to be in first, even if it's just in the Northeast Division. (CBC)
  • From PeterR: Some quick reaction after the Ottawa Senators picked up the one-year option on GM Bryan Murray: Sun,
  • From PeterR: Murray said that he's unlikely to be wheeling and dealing, which isn't surprising considering a) how the team is playing, and b) the salary cap situation. (Citizen)
  • From PeterR: ... and then, despite what he says, he goes and acquires Matt Cullen in a completely unpredicted move on the day he's extended. We've got some coverage, but you can also check out Canes Country,
  • From PeterR: You might have noticed some changes, in the form of Facebook Connect availability on SBN blogs. Check out Blog Huddle for a little tutorial.

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  • From PeterR: Anton Volchenkov gets no love in Puck Daddy's three stars last night? Not even in the honourable mentions? Eleven blocked shots, including six Alex Ovechkin shots, and the reason Ovie was off the scoresheet. For shame, Wyshynski. For shame. (Puck Daddy)
  • From PeterR: You know what's easy to do? Criticize trades in retrospect, as Don Brennan did this morning. Sure, Peter Bondra didn't do much after we traded Brooks Laich to the Washington Capitals for him in 2004, but how was anyone supposed to know that Bondra would be a bust, or that Laich would turn into a pretty good player? It was a deal for the then, and no matter how good Laich is now, he wouldn't have helped Ottawa in 2004. (Sun)
  • From PeterR: Also with the above-noted Brennan column: Watch out if things go sour, Cory Clouston. Ottawa media members get pretty sour when players or coaches don't treat them with the respect they think they deserve (see: Joe Corvo, Ray Emery, Dany Heatley), and Brennan already seems a little sore, and getting pumped for future tirades against you: "Clouston appears to have little use for the media".
  • From PeterR: The Binghamton Senators are getting set for their outdoor game in Syracuse against the Crunch. The game takes place Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. (B.U. Pipe Dream)

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