Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Source: Sens to keep Karlsson and assign him to Binghamton

I have been told by a reliable source that the Senators will keep rookie defenseman Erik Karlsson and assign him to Binghamton. Karlsson, who was selected 15th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has reached his nine-game tryout limit and through nine games he has only three assists and is a team worst minus 4.

“We’re going to have to make a decision, obviously, within the next 24 or 48 hours,” head coach Cory Clouston told the Ottawa Sun Monday. “There are some pros and cons (for keeping Karlsson). It’s going to be a tough decision either way. You’ve got to make a decision on what’s best for him in the long run and obviously what’s best for us immediately. There are a few other things we have to consider other than just his play and his development.”

Apparently GM Bryan Murray and Clouston have decided that it is better for Karlsson's development to remain in North America and under their watch.



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