B-Sens Notes: Pageau picks up where he left off; Lawson returns to practice

By Travis Eldridge

January 21, 2014 Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored just two points in 21 NHL games this season, but in just two games back with the B-Sens last weekend he already tallied three points.

Pageau picked up where he left off at the AHL level against Bridgeport and Syracuse. Saturday night he had three assists as the B-Sens blasted the Crunch 6-3 on the way to a second straight win.

Before being called up he averaged a point per game here in Binghamton, so coach Luke Richardson is happy to see him back.

"He's a professional. He's a young guy but he's very mature and he competes all over the ice," said Richardson. "I think when you see him forecheck a guy like Joey Mormina, which is 6'8" and 250 pounds and knock him on his butt and get the puck and make a play for a goal, it's pretty indicative of how he plays."

"I think I enjoy playing here for Luke [Richardson]," said Pageau. "I learned a lot last year and I can still learn this year. And to have a chance to play with my friends and good players, I think that's good for me too."

Lawson returns to the ice
B-Sens goalie Nathan Lawson was on the ice practicing Tuesday for the first time since his injury. Lawson missed all three games last week after being knocked out of a game against Adirondack.

Coach Luke Richardson said it was good to see him on the ice, but Andrew Hammond is still scheduled to start Friday's game.

The coaching staff plans to evaluate Lawson as the week progresses.

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