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Around the NHL: Senators recall Lehner

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Robin Lehner, Sweden's No. 1 goaltender in the recent World Junior Championship, is headed back to the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators recalled Lehner Friday on an emergency basis from the AHL Binghamton Senators to replace injured goaltender Pascal Leclaire. It's the second emergency recall of the season; he was also recalled on Oct. 16 and made his NHL debut in Montreal that night, stopping all three shots he faced in 4:42 of action while starter Brian Elliott had a skate problem repaired. The native of Goteborg, Sweden, also dressed as Elliott's backup for seven games.

Lehner, chosen by Ottawa with the 46th pick in the 2009 Entry Draft, has a record of 3-5-1 in 10 games with the Binghamton Senators this season. He earned his first professional shutout, making 33 saves in a 5-0 home win over Syracuse on Nov. 7.

Lehner won two of three starts at the WJC, including a 3-0 shutout win against Russia and a 6-5 shootout victory against Canada.

Preds reassign Klasen
-- The Nashville Predators on Friday reassigned forward Linus Klasen to their AHL farm team in Milwaukee.

Klasen, 24, appeared in three games during his most recent recall. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at Detroit and now has no points in four career games while averaging 12:53 of ice time. At the time of his recall, the native of Stockholm, Sweden, was tied for sixth in the AHL in goals (15) and game-winning goals (3). In his first North American professional season the 5-foot-8, 178-pound winger leads the Admirals in points with 27 in 29 games.

Blues recall Hensick, send down Cracknell -- The St. Louis Blues swapped forwards with their AHL affiliate in Peoria on Friday, recalling T.J. Hensick and assigning Adam Cracknell to the Rivermen.

Hensick, 25, has a team-high 31 points (9 goals, 22 assist) in 26 games for the Rivermen this season, as well as an assist in three games with St. Louis. The Blues acquired Hensick from Colorado in a trade last summer.

Cracknell, also 25, made his NHL debut in the Blues’ 5-2 loss to Detroit on Dec. 15, 2010. He has 1 assist in eight games with St. Louis. With Peoria this season, Cracknell has 4 goals and 14 points in 29 games. The ninth-round pick (No. 279) by Calgary in the 2004 Entry Draft signed with the Blues as a free agent last summer.

Isles recall Colliton
-- The New York Islanders on Friday called up center Jeremy Colliton from their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He will be available for Saturday afternoon's game at Colorado.

Colliton, 25, has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 32 games with the Sound Tigers this season. In 282 career games with the Sound Tigers, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound center has scored 150 points (58 goals, 92 assists). He has 1 goal and 2 assists in 42 NHL games with the Islanders during his six seasons as a pro, which include a stint with Rogle Angelholm of the Swedish Elite League in 2009-10.


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