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Mark Stone recalled

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

There was a roster move coming after the re-assignment of Derek Grant today and now we know what it is. Mark Stone was recalled by the Sens today and he will be joining the team ahead of their game tomorrow against Toronto.

From the official release:

After making his National Hockey League (and professional career) debut in Game 5 of last spring’s Eastern Conference NHL quarter-final playoff series against the New York Rangers, the recall is the first of Stone’s regular-season career. In 38 AHL contests with the B-Sens this season, the Winnipeg native has recorded 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. He currently ranks second among active B-Sens with a +15 plus-minus rating.

Stone, 20, has appeared in two NHL post-season contests and registered an assist on Jason Spezza’s game-winning goal in his professional debut last April 21 at Madison Square Garden – a 2-0 Ottawa victory.

A first team Western Hockey League all-star in each of the last two seasons, Stone’s four-season junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings saw him register 296 points (106 goals, 190 assists) over 232 contests.

Obviously Stone will be a welcome addition to a team that has gone 13 straight games without passing the three goal plateau.

In more good news for the team, Stone is practicing, as are Milan Michalek and Guillaume Latendresse. Good signs all around.

Players will be meeting with the media later today and there will be updates to follow.

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