The Ottawa Senators on Friday recalled goaltender Robin Lehner from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators on an emergency basis. He is being recalled to replace an injured Craig Anderson, who suffered a serious cut on his pinky finger in a Wednesday night kitchen accident.
Alex Auld, Anderson's backup, will play Saturday night against the Bruins. Auld is 2-3-2 this season with a 3.28 goals-against average and .883 save percentage.
The injury to Anderson, who will be out at least a week, couldn't have come at a worse time for the Senators, who are battling for Stanley Cup Playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference.
"I look at it as an opportunity, I don't see it as pressure," Auld told the team's website Friday.
Lehner, 20, has a record of 8-16-1 with a 3.38 goals-against-average and .905 save percentage through 27 games with the B-Sens this season. A native of Goteborg, Sweden, Lehner has played once for Ottawa this season, stopping 23 shots in a 3-2 victory against Toronto on Oct. 30.
In 2010-11, Lehner was awarded the American Hockey League’s Jack Butterfield Trophy as playoff most valuable player, helping the B-Sens capture their first Calder Cup. In nine career NHL games, he has a 2-4-1 record with a 3.29 goals-against-average and .892 save percentage.