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Sens re-assign Borowiecki

Young blueliner is heading back to Bingo
Friday, 08.02.2013 / 12:55 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Sens re-assign Borowiecki

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The Sens made some space on their crowded blueline on Friday morning as they announed 23 year old defenceman Mark Borowiecki had been re-assigned to Binghamton of the AHL. In six games this season, Borowiecki was a plus-1 player and recorded 18 PIMs to go along with 26 hits. 

General Manager Bryan Murray informed Borowiecki that he would be returning to the team's AHL affiliate. When asked about what he can do to ensure he sticks with the big club going forward, Head Coach Paul MacLean said that Borowiecki needs to go down and improve his game. According to MacLean, Borowiecki has the physical side of his game down, but needs to improve his puck moving abilities.

Considering the uptempo style of game MacLean and his staff run with this team, it's easy to see why a defenceman who can handle the puck well is such an asset. While Borowiecki handled himself well during his time with the big club, it was ultimately a case of too many bodies and not enough spaces.

His return to Binghamton ought to be a welcome one for Head Coach Luke Richardson and his staff, as well as the goaltending tandem of Robin Lehner and Nathan Lawson. While the Baby Sens sit atop the AHL's Eastern Conference with a +32 goal differential, they have lost some scoring punch in recent weeks with the promotions of Mika Zibanejad and Stephane Da Costa. Borowiecki should steady the blueline and take some pressure off of the forwards knowing they're in good hands in the back end.

In 26 AHL games this year, Borowiecki recorded six points and had a plus-12 rating while recording 96 PIMs.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06