Senators News: January 31st

-The big news is that Jason Spezza is out indefinitely as he will have back surgery.  The Sens historically are not good without Spezza so it will be interesting to see how they manage in his absence.

-Here are my thoughts on last night’s game.

Alfredsson talked about dealing with frustration with the first period of last night’s game:

We kind of told ourselves after the first that we thought we got a couple of calls against us that were tough and we just have to keep moving our feet and we’ll get some power plays and it’s nice when you can capitalize on it.

-Binghamton has recalled Darren Kramer and Dustin Gazley while signing Elmira d-man Kyle Bushee to a PTO.

-Elmira suspended Justin DaCosta who signed a deal with Kookoo in the Finnish second division.  The departure to Europe is also why the team suspended Artem Demkov not long ago (he’s playing for Hamburg in the DEL).

Bob McKenzie‘s mid-season draft rankings are out (I’ve put ISS‘ rankings, where different, in brackets, with NR designating the player did not make their top-30):
1. Seth Jones
2. Nate MacKinnon
3. Jonathan Drouin
4. Aleksander Barkov
5. Elias Lindholm (6)
6. Sean Monahan (5)
7. Rasmus Ristolainen (8)
8. Hunter Shinkaruk (14)
9. Nikita Zadorov
10. Valeri Nichushkin (7)
11. Alexander Wennberg (21)
12. Darnell Nurse (10)
13. Frederik Gauthier (19)
14. Andre Burakowsky (18)
15. Ryan Pulock (17)
16. Adam Erne (15)
17. Anthony Mantha (NR)
18. Max Domi (28)
19. Bo Horvat (22)
20. Josh Morrissey
21. Mirco Mueller (NR)
22. Zachary Fucale (NR)
23. Kerby Rychel (27)
24. Jason Dickinson (13)
25. Curtis Lazar (11)
26. Jacob De La Rose (NR)
27. Valentin Zykov (16)
28. Ryan Hartman (25)
29. Robert Hagg (12)
30. J. T. Compher (26)

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)


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