NEWS: Sens News: March 10th

– According to Cassie Campbell, via Twitter, Erik Karlsson is a game time decision for tonight’s game against the Rangers:

Karlsson is game time decision tonight…if a no go Carkner would go in…Karlsson took a few hits from Scott vs NYR

Zack Smith talks about teammates Jared Cowen:

He’s such a big guy, he skates so well and he’s good with the puck … he’s such a strong guy in our end. Lots of times he outmuscles guys. He’s one of the big guys that play hard. They’re going to make sure you don’t want to go in the corners when you go against them. He’s obviously not (Zdeno) Chara, but I’d put him up there with that kind of player. He’s hard to play against. He’s got kind of a mean streak to him.

Paul MacLean talked about Rob Klinkhammer‘s performance thus far, “He’s got real good speed, gets around the rink real well. I think he does a good job in the defensive zone, along the boards. He does a good job on the forecheck, shares the puck real well. I think he makes our team faster and a little more skilled.”  If Klinkhammer plays two more games the Sens give up their 2013 7th round draft pick to Chicago (the condition of the trade they made in December).  The assumption is that he’ll be returned to Binghamton when Jesse Winchester is healthy.

-Binghamton lost 3-1 to Rochester last night despite out shooting them 36-29.  Robin Lehner took the loss and Craig Schira scored the only goal for Binghamton.  Mark Parrish and Wacey Hamilton both finished -2 and Andre Petersson lead the team with eight shots.  Here’s the box score and Joy Lindsay‘s game summary.

-Elmira won 7-3 with last night Louie Caporusso scoring twice in his return to the lineup (his first game since January).  Brian Stewart dressed as the backup.  Bobby Raymond and the Florida Everblades were shutout.

Jakob Silfverberg was interviewed about his season with Brynas and repeated that he returned to Sweden because he didn’t feel mentally ready for the NHL–he believes the extra year has helped him.  He mentioned he has no interest in returning to the Brynas for another year.  Silfverberg won the SEL equivalent of the Lady Byng and was second in the voting for the Hart trophy.

-A few Sens college prospects have finished their seasons: Ryan Dzingel, Max McCormick, and Michael Sdao.  None are graduating, although it’s possible the Sens will try to sign Sdao (they did the same last year with Ben Blood, but he decided to stay for his senior year).

This article is written by Peter Levi, be sure to follow @eyeonthesens