Ceci shouldn't even be discussed if there is a season this year. He needs this year in the CHL to continue to work on the little things. As a defenceman its those little things that are the difference between being an NHLer and and AHLer.
I wouldn't say definitively that he's not NHL ready. I'm fairly confident that there could be teams in the NHL in which he could play in the NHL this season, especially after half a season of development before the lockout ends.
That being said, it probably isn't beneficial to play him in the NHL this season on the Ottawa Senators (barring a huge injury crisis on the backend, even moreso than the scenario now), especially because there are other players that are more developmentally ready for the NHL on the depth chart, both in prospects (Wier, Boro) and AHL vets (Benoit).
Keep Ceci developing, looking forward to him locking down the right defenseman role behind Karlsson for the next decade, if all goes according to plan.
While Alexander Ovechkin drew attention last month for saying he might stay and play in the KHL if he doesn't agree with the terms of a new CBA in the NHL, fellow countryman Sergei Gonchar doesn't think that line of thinking is that unreasonable.
The Ottawa Senators defenceman told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on ESPN.com on Friday that in his opinion, staying home is a possibility.