Kovalev ready? Locke sent down


, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET

Corey Lockeís chance didnít last long.

After landing on the fourth line Sunday with Jarkko Ruutu and Peter Regin, the former Ottawa 67ís scoring star was sent back to the clubís AHL affiliate in Binghamton Monday.

Locke, the AHLís scoring leader with 55 points, had just one assist during his stay here. He played 7:27 in a 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals Sunday.

The move means the Senators will either call up someone to play Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks ó possibly Colin Greening ó or Alex Kovalevís knee has had enough rest and heís ready to return.

ďHe hasnít been on the ice yet, but he has made progress, but we have no timeline for him, either,Ē said coach Cory Clouston before Sundayís game.