The logjam on the Ottawa Senators defence took a new twist Thursday, with Jared Cowen taking a seat as a healthy scratch for the first time.
The way Patrick Wiercioch sees it, his current position as a healthy scratch on the Ottawa Senators blueline is all about a number’s game.
When Mika Zibanejad made his NHL debut two years ago, he faced a group of former his Swedish hockey idols including Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall.
All training camp long, centre Jim O’Brien has been the forgotten centre for the Ottawa Senators.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that Ottawa Senators defencemen Jared Cowen and Patrick Wiercioch made their debut playing defence together at the Air Canada Centre.
Patrick Wiercioch demurred earlier this week when asked if he was eyeing a spot on the Ottawa Senators’ scary-looking first power play unit this season.