OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today assigned 15 players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, and returned another three players to their junior clubs, reducing their training camp roster to 28 players. The Senators roster now stands at two goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 15 forwards (roster is attached).
Dave Cameron, head coach of the Binghamton Senators, will welcome two goaltenders, three defencemen and 10 forwards to his training camp when it opens on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Joining the B-Sens are goaltenders Jeff Glass and Kelly Guard; defencemen Charlie Cook, Neil Komadoski and Neil Petruic; and forwards Danny Bois, Andrew Ebbett, Chanse Fitzpatrick, Jeff Heerema, Arttu Luttinen, Brian Maloney, Cory Pecker, Grant Potulny, Bobby Robbins and Ryan Vesce.
Cameron will have nine players return from last year's line-up and another three players with 2005-06 AHL experience.
Returning to their Canadian Hockey League junior clubs are centre Cody Bass, left-winger Nick Foligno and defenceman Tomas Kudelka. Bass rejoins the Mississauga IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League, Foligno returns to the OHL's Sudbury Wolves and Kudelka rejoins the Lethbridge Hurricanes for his second Western Hockey League season. Last Friday (Sept. 22), the Senators had returned defenceman Jean-Claude Sawyer to his junior team, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
The Senators continue their nine-game pre-season schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 27, when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Senators stand at 3-3-0 through six pre-season games. The club will close out its pre-season action with a home-and-home series against the Montreal Canadiens on Sept. 28 (at Scotiabank Place) and Sept. 30 (at the Bell Centre).
The Senators open the 2006-07 regular season against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The club will then return home to host Toronto on Oct. 5 for its first of 12 back-to-back situations.
Tickets for Ottawa's final pre-season game, which are selling at 40 per cent off, and the first half of regular-season home games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at any Sport Experts location in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and at Scotiabank Place's box office.
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