Senators News: February 16th; Binghamton 1, Syracuse 7

-Ottawa faces Toronto (7-5-2) tonight; the Leafs are lead by Nazem Kadri (12 points) and will be backstopped by Ben Scrivens (2-3-0 2.66 .912).

Colin Greening and Patrick Wiercioch will be healthy scratches tonight; Greening might deserve his fate, but I’m not so sure about Wiercioch.  There’s speculation the team is playing its three call-ups to audition them (and others) for trades, but I really don’t know what assets of use the Sens would get back if that was the case.

Lyle Richardson examines trade options Bruce Garrioch suggests and I agree with him that other than Lubomir Visnovsky none of them seem reasonable given what Bryan Murray is willing to part with.

Hockey Reference see’s the Sens finishing 9th given their situation.

-Binghamton got hammered by Syracuse last night 7-1; Robin Lehner made 26 saves in the loss while Shane Prince scored the only goal.  Only three players avoided being a minus on the night and Mark Borowiecki was a team worst -4.  Here’s the boxscore.

-Binghamton has recalled Ben Blood leaving no signees remaining with Elmira.

-Elmira lost 4-3 to Reading last night; Blood had no points.

-ISS has released its latest 2013 draft rankings (for their previous list go here):

1 – Jones, Seth – D – Portland – WHL
2 – Nichushkin, Valery – F – Chelyabinsk Chelmet – RusS (+5)
3 – MacKinnon, Nathan – C – Halifax – QMJHL (-1)
4 – Drouin, Jonathan – F – Halifax – QMJHL (-1)
5 – Nurse, Darnell – D – S.S. Marie – OHL (-1) (+5)
6 – Zadorov, Nikita – D – London – OHL (+3)
7 – Barkov, Aleksander – F – Tappara – FinE (-3)
8 – Monahan, Sean – C – Ottawa – OHL (-3)
9 – Lindholm, Elias – C – Brynas – SweE (-3)
10 – Ristolainen, Rasmus – D – TPS Turku – FinE (-2) (-2)
11 – Lazar, Curtis – C – Edmonton – WHL
12 – Pulock, Ryan – D – Brandon – WHL (+5)
13 – Shinkaruk, Hunter – F – Medicine Hat – WHL (+1)
14 – Dickinson, Jason – F – Guelph – OHL (-1)
15 –Valentin Zykov – RW – Baie-Comeau – QMJHL (+1)
16 – Burakowsky, Andre – F – Malmo – SweAl (+2)
17 – Morrissey, JT – D – Prince Albert – WHL (+30)
18 –Alexander Wennberg – C – Djurgarden – SweJr (NR) (+3)
19 – Rychel, Kerby – F – Windsor – OHL (+8)
20 – Santini, Steve – D – USA U18 – NTDP (+3)
21 – Gauthier, Frederik – C – Rimouski – QMJHL (-2)
22 – Hagg, Robert – D – Modo – SweJE (-10)
23 –Bo Horvat – C – London – OHL (NR) (-1)
24 – Madison Bowey – D – Kelowna – WHL (NR)
25 – J. T. Compher – C – USA Under-18 – NTDP (+1)
26 – Erne, Adam- F – Quebec – QMJHL (-11)
27 – Lehkonen, Artturi – F – Kuopio – FinE (-3)
28 –Max Domi – C – London – OHL
29 – Nic Petan – C – Portland – WHL (NR)
30 – Thompson, Keaton – D – USA U18 – NTDP (-1)

Falling out of the top thirty were Ryan Hartman (25) and Anthony Duclair (30).

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)