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Sens re-assign Borowiecki

Young blueliner is heading back to Bingo
Friday, 02.8.2013 / 12:55 PM ET
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.

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Wiercioch 6 2 2 0 4
M. Zibanejad 6 1 3 0 4
E. Karlsson 6 1 3 -2 4
M. Stone 6 0 4 0 4
M. Hoffman 6 1 2 -3 3
B. Ryan 6 2 0 1 2
C. MacArthur 6 2 0 -2 2
K. Turris 6 1 1 -2 2
C. Ceci 6 0 2 0 2
M. Michalek 6 1 0 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .972 0.97
A. Hammond 0 2 1 .914 3.44