Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
There's good news and bad news for hockey fans around Binghamton. The good news, the NHL Lockout is coming to a close and team's are expected to start camp as early as this weekend. The bad news, that means a handful of B-Sens could be headed up to Ottawa.
The most likely players to leave, at least for preseason camp, include goalies Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner, defensemen Mark Borowiecki and Andre Benoit, and right winger Jakob Sifverberg.
Coach Luke Richardson said Tuesday he has yet to hear from Ottawa on who will be heading to the big club, and said the team just has to stay focused on this team for now.
"We're still not at that level yet where we know what they're going to need up top, or what they're going to want for a bit of a mini-camp," said Richardson. "We're just trying to piece together what we might have to do, but really we want to take it day by day. Tomorrow we have our full roster, and we're going to attack that game as normal as we can. Thursday we'll reevaluate again."
That focus now shifts to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as the B-Sens hit the road for a mid-week game against the Penguins tomorrow.