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Sens trim roster, re-assign 30 players

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators finalized their 2013-14 opening roster on Monday, as they re-assigned 29 players to the Binghamton Senators and returned 2013 first round pick Curtis Lazar to the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Among the notables staying with the team are Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Stephane Da Costa, while Mark Borowiecki, David Dziurzynski, Derek Grant, Mike Hoffman, Jim O'Brien, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad comprise those headed to Binghamton who played NHL games in 2013.

From the official release...

The club assigned 29 players to the Binghamton Senators including defencemen Ben Blood, Mark Borowiecki, Cody Ceci, Fredrik Claesson, Tyler Eckford, Daniel New, Troy Rutkowski, Michael Sdao and Chris Wideman along with forwards Corey Cowick, Jakub Culek, David Dziurzynski, Derek Grant, Wacey Hamilton, Danny Hobbs, Mike Hoffman, Ludwig Karlsson, Darren Kramer, Jim O’Brien, Andre Petersson, Shane Prince, Matt Puempel, Buddy Robinson, Cole Schneider, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad. Goaltenders Scott Greenham, Andrew Hammond and Nathan Lawson were also assigned to the B-Sens.

Forward Curtis Lazar, the Senators first-round draft pick (17th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, will return to his major junior club, the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings.

The Senators roster is now comprised of 22 players: Two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards.

Sens GM Bryan Murray will speak to the media shortly on today's roster moves.

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