Senators News: December 22nd; Binghamton 0, Albany 3

-With Peter Regin again out with a shoulder injury, Brian Lee and Bobby Butler join the lineup.  I really feel for Regin, but expect that another surgery is the only solution to his problem which would likely put him out for the rest of the season.

The Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch talks to Daniel Alfredsson about his retirement plans (link), who among other things says, “It’s hard. I love what I do. The tough thing is the travel, the physical part of waking up sore and not feeling as eager to practise some days as (you do) others. Some days, the motivation doesn’t come as easy. Right now, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. Yeah, I love what I’m doing.” And “I haven’t been where I still think I want to be. It has come in spurts. Some of the games have been pretty good. You have to keep pushing yourself. I always want more. Sometimes when I don’t play as well now … I think I can handle that better.”

-Binghamton was shutout in a 3-0 loss to Albany, as the team failed to win back-to-back games.  For the box score go here link and for Joy Lindsay’s game summary go here link.  Kurt Kleinendorst was not impressed (link), “I thought we played like it was a game of shinny. That’s about as uninspired as we’ve been. I mean, I’m not … it’s not OK. I’m sure (Devils Head Coach) Rick (Kowalsky) was concerned about the same thing before the game that I was concerned about — guys thinking about their flights tomorrow, or their drives tonight or tomorrow morning or whatever. For me, it just kind of shows what happens when you’re not ready between the ears. And we were not ready between the ears. It was a terrible game. Terrible game. I couldn’t come up with one guy — and I’m not dumping on my team — but I couldn’t come up with one guy tonight in that locker room that I was pleased with. Not one.”

-Ottawa prospect Shane Prince was cut from the US WJC roster (link)

-Elmira won 3-2 last night, with Louie Caporusso picking up a goal and assist while Jack Downing was held pointless.