Author Archive | Allen Panzeri

The shuttle from Binghamton to Ottawa is running without break these days. Patrick Wiercioch, Andre Benoit, and Roman Wick arrived on Tuesday morning to play against the Flyers, but they weren’t scheduled to hang around for very long. The plan was for them to head right back to Binghamton for Wednesday’s AHL game against Norfolk. [...]

The Russell Metcalfe Minor Atom River Rats team will have a special duty on Saturday night: They’ll be welcoming viewers to CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada on the Scotibank Hockey Tonight pre-game show. That show begins at 6:30 p.m., with the first game beginning at 7 p.m. The River Rats are one of 25 minor [...]

Curtis McElhinney played in his third straight game on Tuesday to give Craig Anderson a couple of extra days to recover from a lower-body injury. He should be ready to play on Thursday against the Rangers in New York. “We just want to make sure that when he goes in he’s not going to aggravate [...]

Mark Borowiecki says nothing can come close to the day in June, 2008, when, before a home crowd at Scotiabank Place, he became the first Ottawa native picked by the Senators in the NHL draft. Friday was pretty close, though. That’s when he signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Senators. The 21-year-old defenceman will [...]

The Senators were still steamed on Friday about the five-minute major and game misconduct Francis Lessard was given for charging in Thursday’s game against the Panthers. Lessard levelled centre Scott Timmins, who suffered a mild concussion. Ottawa coach Cory Clouston thought it was a clean hit but was penalized in the aftermath of the Zdeno [...]

Among the players auditioning for a spot on the Senators next year is 26-year-old defenceman Derek Smith. He signed with the Senators as a free agent on April 12, 2007, but has so far played only six NHL games, two last year, four this year. He may not stay with the team for the rest [...]