Last five games: 0-0-0, 0, 4 shots; Last nine games: 0-1-1, +1, 6 shots
Notes: Made his Senators debut on Oct. 7 at Detroit (5-3 loss) and recorded his first point (an assist) with Ottawa in that contest; Recalled to Ottawa for the second time this season on Nov. 27 ... In 15 AHL games this season with Binghamton, has recorded seven goals and five assists.
2010-11: Split the season between Columbus of the NHL and Springfield of the AHL … Recorded his first NHL multi-point game with two assists vs. St. Louis on Nov. 10 … Registered first NHL assist in his first game of the season on Oct. 8 vs. San Jose.
Career game highs: Goals: 3, 1/10/09 vs Minnesota (with Columbus); Assists: 2, 11/10/10 vs St. Louis (with Columbus); Points: 3, (3-0), 1/10/09 vs Minnesota (with Columbus)
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