|Bobby Butler, along with goalie Robin Lehner, were both recalled from Binghamton on Monday. The NHL Sens are also expected to add Ryan Keller for Tuesday's game vs. the Islanders. (OTTAWA SUN file photo)
The Bingo Express is back in motion for the Senators ... who could have several prospects from the farm in their lineup Tuesday night when they meet the New York Islanders.
The Senators have recalled goaltender Robin Lehner from Binghamton along with winger Bobby Butler. Defenceman Matt Carkner skated as a forward at practice on Monday, but the Senators are expected to give winger Ryan Keller his NHL debut against the Isles.
The game is the first at home for the Senators since the team returned Sunday after completing a dismal nine-day, four-game road trip through Western Canada. Ottawa captured only two of a possible eight points on the trip -- ending it with a 5-3 win over Edmonton on Saturday to keep themselves out of the NHL basement.
So will it be home, sweet home for Ottawa? The Senators haven’t won a game at Scotiabank Place since Dec. 26th against the Pittsburgh Penguins, with eight straight losses in that stretch. The Senators are hoping Saturday's win over the Oilers will give them some momentum.
There was a scary moment in practice Monday. Blueliner Sergei Gonchar left for the final 20 minutes after taking a shot off the foot. Coach Cory Clouston said Gonchar will be fine. He was walking around the dressing room after practice and looked OK.
“He just took a puck in a bad spot and needed to get off the ice,” said Clouston.