CENTRE REFUSES ASSIGNMENT TO BINGHAMTON (AHL)
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today suspended centre Alexei Kaigorodov for refusing to accept his assignment to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. Kaigorodov plans to return to Russia.
The 23-year-old was Ottawa's second-round pick, 47th overall, in the 2002 NHL draft. He signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Senators on Sept. 12 and was assigned to Binghamton on Nov. 2.
In his first six NHL games with the Senators, Kaigorodov had an assist, was +1 in plus-minus ratings and averaged 4:52 time-on-ice per game.
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