OTTAWA - Less than 12 hours after scoring his first NHL goal, the Ottawa Senators have sent prospect Kaspars Daugavins back to the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton.
But if all goes well, he might not be staying there very long.
Daugavins was recalled on Oct. 24 and registered his first big-league goal in Ottawa's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night. In four games with the Senators, he has one point and four penalty minutes.
In seven games with Binghamton this season, Daugavins has recorded four goals and two assists.
Sens GM Bryan Murray said Monday Daugavins is scheduled to have dental surgery in Binghamton. If he recovers quickly, the plan is to bring Daugavins back to Ottawa.
"He's got an evaluation today and surgery tomorrow on wisdom teeth that have been causing him some problems," Murray said. "We're hoping that all goes well and within a short period of time that he's healthy enough to play hockey again, and in all likelihood we would return him to Ottawa.
The Senators depart for Boston today, where they will put their six-game win streak on the line against the Bruins.
Captain Daniel Alfredsson, still suffering from a brutal hit to the head by N.Y. Rangers forward Wojtek Wolski on Saturday night, is not making the trip with the team.