Senators News: November 24th

The Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch suggests Kyle Turris won’t be coming to Ottawa any time soon (link), quoting an anonymous executive who said “Maybe before the trade deadline, but he’s going to have to play some games and contribute so teams are able to find out where he’s at.”

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Ken Warren writes about the Sens working on their powerplay (link), where the universal sentiment is that they need to shoot more

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scanlan looks at individual winners and losers at the league’s quarter pole (link), picking Milan Michalek as one of the winners, “Maybe the revelation here is not Michalek’s goal totals, just one shy of being halfway to his career best, but the fact he has stayed healthy enough to realize his potential. The quiet winger, acquired in the Dany Heatley deal, was slowed by two knee procedures during his first two Ottawa seasons, but is flying this fall. With their go-young roster, the Senators needed a veteran to snipe consistently, and Michalek has done that.”

Hockey Futures‘ John Henkelman takes a look at Ottawa’s CHL prospects (link).  The article worth reading in its entirety, but here’s what he says about lesser known prospect Jordan Fransoo, “A defenseman with size who does a little bit of everything. Along with teammate Stone, the 6’2 Saskatchewan native suited up for the WHL in the Subway Super Series and had an even plus/minus rating versus the Russian Selects. The Senators realize he’s a raw prospect who will develop slowly and fill out in order to become the feared physical defensive presence they envision. There is a lot to like about Fransoo, who plays a pivotal role in the Wheat Kings’ blue line as part of their shutdown pairing, including his work ethic, competitiveness and willingness to drop the gloves.   Quietly going about his business, he’s a great kid who will need to work on honing his skills over the remainder of his junior hockey career. He’ll need to build on his first NHL training camp experience and work on playing a solid game in his own zone while looking to contribute offensively. The long-term prospects for the Saskatchewan native are that of a mobile defensive defenseman.”

-Joy Lindsay Tweets Binghamton’s lines at practice (link): Hoffman-O’Brien-Petersson, Filatov-Grant-Parrish, Dziurzynski-Cannone-Bartlett, Cowick-Hamilton-Gratchev.  She also reports that Brian Stewart has been returned to Elmira

-Joy also Tweets that Nikita Filatov expects his conversation with Bryan Murray about his future to happen next week