With Lawson injured, Hammond gets the nod for B-Sens

By wbng sports

January 13, 2014 Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 7:43 PM EDT

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Binghamton Senators will once again be without their starting goalie. Head coach Luke Richardson told media today Lawson will be out at least a week with a lower body injury.

So exit Lawson, enter Andrew Hammond.

Hammond replaced Lawson in the B-Sens' 4-1 loss to Adirondack Saturday, allowing 2 goals in almost a full 3 periods.

For the year, Hammond is 9-6 with 3 shootout losses.

He says he's not feeling any pressure in having to step up.

"I don't think of it as pressure. For me, it's more of just a big opportunity for me. In my role, I'm just looking to play as many games as I can, so knowing that there's a great opportunity for me, it's up to me to kind of wrap my arms around it and take full advantage of it."

In light of Lawson's injury, the B-Sens recalled goalie Scott Greenham from Elmira.

Greenham, 26, has played in 19 games this season with the Jackals going 6-10-2 with a 3.08 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and one shutout victory.

Prior to coming to the Senators organization, Greenham had appeared in four American Hockey League games, two with the Houston Aeros and two with the Hershey Bears, going a combined 0-3.