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Bulletin: Senators re-assign goaltender Robin Lehner to Binghamton (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today re-assigned goaltender Robin Lehner to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. Lehner was recalled on an emergency basis for a second time this season on Jan. 7 to replace an injured Pascal Leclaire.

Lehner, 19, served as back-up to Brian Elliott during the last two games with the Senators, and a total of nine this season. He made his NHL debut against Montreal on Oct. 16, stopping all three shots in the first 4:42 minutes of the third period, while Elliott replaced his broken skates. Lehner also came in to replace Elliott on Oct. 18, making seven saves on as many shots in the final 29:28 of a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A native of Goteborg, Sweden, Lehner has a record of 3-5-1 in 10 games with the B-Sens this season. He earned his first professional shutout, making 33 saves in a 5-0 home win over Syracuse on Nov. 7.

Lehner recently returned to Binghamton after being loaned to Sweden’s national junior team for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Sweden finished fourth at the 10-team tournament. In three games at the world juniors, Lehner earned a record of 2-0-1, including a 2-0 shutout victory (30 saves) over Russia on Dec. 28  and a 6-5 shootout victory over Canada on Dec. 31.

The 6-3, 220-pound Lehner was the Senators’ second of two second-round picks (46th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The B-Sens play their next game today against the Bruins in Providence, R.I. Binghamton is in fifth place in the AHL’s East Division with 18 wins, 16 losses, two overtime losses and two shootout losses.

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