The axe falls on Sens hopefuls

The Senators reduced their roster by 20 players late Wednesday afternoon.


The Senators reduced their roster by 20 players late Wednesday afternoon.
Sent to Binghamton were defencemen Tim Conboy, Eric Gryba and Craig Schira; and forwards Louie Caporusso, Pat Cannone, Corey Cowick, David Dziurzynski, Derek Grant, Wacey Hamilton, Francis Lessard, Corey Locke, Jim O’Brien, Mark Parrish and Andre Petersson.
Goaltender Brian Stewart, defencemen Josh Godfrey and Bobby Raymond, and forwards Jack Downing and Maxime Gratchev, were released from their tryouts and will also join Binghamton
Forward Darren Kramer will return to his major junior club, the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs.
The Senators’ training-camp roster is now comprised of four goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 17 forwards.
Coach Paul MacLean said the final cuts will likely come on Saturday.
Depending on the players who are out resting minor injuries, the Senators will have what’s close to their regular-season lineup against the Boston Bruins tonight.
On Saturday at Scotiabank Place, the Senators will have a public skate during which they will wear their new heritage uniforms.

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