Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 2/8/13
Via the Sens release: "The Ottawa Senators today re-assigned defenceman Mark Borowiecki to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators." While I thought Boro had played solid in his short stint (and I loved that hit on Malkin), among the Bingo D call-ups he was averaging the least TOI per game (12:59). With Lundin returning it was only a matter of time before one of the three was sent down. When the B-Sens are inking Brett Lebda clearly help is needed. When discussing the dilemma of which D to demote yesterday, Scanlan noted that the decision (like a few of late) was more complicated than pure merit: "Benoit stays because he has earned it, because the club wants to reward a veteran journeyman who has helped the organization in the minors, but also because he would have to clear waivers if he's sent down and the Senators don't want to risk losing him." Ah. Furthermore, it would have been a little cruel to send a 29-year-old back to the minors after he had his first (and very legit) NHL goal unjustly called off. Boro should be back on the top-pair in Bingo, playing 20 minutes a night. Which all things considered is probably ideal for his development right now.
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