Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bell recalled to boost powerplay

The Senators announced Sunday that Brendan Bell was recalled from Binghamton, in part to help the Sens' now-pathetic powerplay. I guess it's a good thing he didn't go to Russia.

Bell has six goals and nine assists for 15 points in Binghamton so far this season, second in scoring (behind only Ilya Zubov, who has 18 points and is also now on Ottawa now). Of his 15 points, 12 (4G, 8A) have been on the powerplay for Bingo. I have a feeling that he will line up with Filip Kuba on the first powerplay unit, but Craig Hartsburg said he liked Mike Fisher on the point on the powerplay (that was an unexpected twist), so we'll see.

In the immediate future, it means one defenceman will be scratched for Monday's game, and my money is on Christoph Schubert. It also might mean that a defenceman may be part of an upcoming trade, but time will tell.
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