Corey Locke’s chance didn’t last long.
After landing on the fourth line Sunday with Jarkko Ruutu and Peter Regin, the former Ottawa 67’s scoring star was sent back to the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton Monday.
Locke, the AHL’s 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 — possibly Colin Greening — or Alex Kovalev’s knee has had enough rest and he’s ready to return.
“He hasn’t been on the ice yet, but he has made progress, but we have no timeline for him, either,” said coach Cory Clouston before Sunday’s game.