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Bulletin: Senators recall Elliott and assign Carkner to Binghamton (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators today recalled goaltender Brian Elliott and assigned defenceman Matt Carkner to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.

Elliott, 23, has appeared in 30 games this season with Binghamton, posting an 18-8-1 record, with two shutouts, a 2.31 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. The native of Newmarket, Ont., is in his third season with the B-Sens, after posting a 18-19-1 record with a 2.81 GAA in 67 AHL games in 2007-08, and a 3-4 record with a 4.24 GAA in his professional rookie season in 2006-07.

He has played in one career National Hockey League (NHL) game, leading the Senators to a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Oct. 10, 2007.

Elliott appeared in one pre-season game for the Senators this season, working during one period and allowing one goal on 12 shots against the New York Rangers on Sept. 20.

He recently has been selected as the starting Canadian goaltender for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications, to be played on Jan. 19 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Elliott was also named the Reebok X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December, when he posted a 7-2-0 record in 11 appearances, with a 1.79 GAA, a .943 save percentage and one shutout.

Carkner, 28, played 4:08 in his only game with the Senators on Jan. 8 against the Boston Bruins. He now has one assist and two penalty minutes in two games in the NHL.

He has scored one goal and added 10 assists while recording 70 penalty minutes in 24 games this season with Binghamton. The native of Winchester, Ont., is in his second season with the B-Sens, after recording 10 goals, 15 assists and 218 penalty minutes in 67 AHL games in 2007-08.

The Binghamton Senators (19-11-3-3) next see action tonight, when they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
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