Filatov re-assigned to Binghamton

The Nikita Filatov experiment didn’t last long: Just two games.
Two days after he was a healthy scratch for the season’s third game, against the Minnesota Wild, the 21-year-old mercurial Russian left wing was re-assigned to Binghamton.
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray had hoped Filatov would find himself, after testing the patience of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who drafted him sixth overall in 2006 but gave up on him and traded him to the Senators for a third-round draft pick.
He was certainly given a good opportunity to begin his second chance, playing as he was on a wing with Jason Spezza.
But after a couple of indifferent games on the road to open the season, Filatov, who had an assist and two penalty minutes. was deemed expendable.
Certainly he is an offensive talent. But he needs to be more determined defensively.
When, or if, he’ll be back is a question. But at least he won’t cost the Senators much. He is still on a two-way contract, so he’ll earn an AHL wage in Binghamton.

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