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. And when the B-Sens are inking Brett Lebda...clearly help is needed.
While discussing the dilemma of which D to demote yesterday, Scanlan noted the decision (like another of late) was more complicated than simple 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."
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. Wouldn't be surprised to see him back sooner or later, he can play at this level.
Wouldn't Wierchioch benefit from top pairing minutes more than Boro, as Weir is projected to have a higher ceiling with Boro being more of a bottom pairing gentleman.
Wondering if sending down Wiercioch becomes an option soon if he doesn't play in the next few games. If he goes down, he can be the number 1 down there and play in all situations.
Malkin hit was more like a football tackle. I'm glad he didn't challenge Engellend after the Dupuis retribution hit. On a side note, Pierre Cedric Lebris has also fought his way into the NHL, so Borocop could have many showdowns
Agreed that more PT in Bingo will help with all facets of his development. Definitely has the heart to be a fan favourite and contributor to back end in future.