Sens send Brodeur back to AHL

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:11 PM ET

The one Senators goalie nobody can have a complaint with is on his way back to Binghamton.

Mike Brodeur was returned to the AHL team Monday, indicating Pascal Leclaire will be able to suit up for Thursday’s game in Nashville. With Leclaire sidelined by a lower-body injury, Brodeur served as Brian Elliott’s backup for the Washington game Sunday.

Brodeur, who helped turn the Senators’ 2009-10 season around when he was recalled last January, has an NHL record of 3-0, with a 1.00 goals-against average and .966 save percentage. 

Concussion problems have limited him to just three games this season, but Brodeur, who recorded a shutout in the ECHL Saturday with the Elmira Jackals, says he’s fine now.

“My year has been a long one,” said Brodeur. “A long 2 1/2, three months sitting at home waiting for the old headaches and dizziness to go away. I rushed myself a little bit coming back, and that set me back a little bit more. Now I feel great. Finally I can smile, and my wife can smile, because I’m not miserable around the house.”

Naturally, the 27-year-old Brodeur would relish another chance in Ottawa. 

“That’s what I play for, to come and perform, hopefully get an opportunity,” he said. “When I get that opportunity I’ve got to perform to the best of my ability.”


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