OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators recalled today defenceman Tomas Malec from the Binghamton Senators (AHL) on an emergency basis for tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Place arena. He replaces Tom Preissing, who suffered a lower body injury during the Senators season-opener against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Wednesday.
Malec, who cleared waivers on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at noon and was assigned to Binghamton, had six penalty minutes in four pre-season games.
The 24-year-old Slovak is in his fourth NHL season, his second with the Senators. He had two penalty minutes in two games last season with Ottawa and has a total of two assists and 47 penalty minutes in 45 career NHL games. Malec recorded a goal, 28 assists and 118 penalty minutes with Binghamton in 2005-06.
Binghamton open its season at home against the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, Oct. 7.
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