We're one injury to defense away from another AHL Dman playing in the Ottawa top 6. Lebda would be the only with any kind of experience in the NHL.
Tyler Eckford has some NHL experience. Gryba would be the next in line for a call up from Bingo and imo Claesson has played pretty well lately. Lundin should be back soon too. This is just a move for the farm. Now they need to find another player to help out with the offense.
Don't be surprised if he's playing for Ottawa at some point this season, Paul MacLean was talking about him today and saying he was very familiar with him from their days together in Detroit.
That said, he was released earlier this year from an AHL try-out with Chicago's affiliate in Rockford, so I wouldn't expect it.
I follow the B Sens and I would say be VERY surprised if Lebda sees anytime with Ottawa. Borowiecki, Benoit, and Wiercioch have all played well filling in for Cowen, Lundin and Gonchar. They've shown to be capable enough for the jobs while Gonchar and Lundin will both be back soon (Gonchar probably Thursday as he has the flu). Gryba has been very good for Bingo, he's a favourite among the Sens brass and is the next call up, so you'd have to go pretty far down the depth chart to see Lebda in Ottawa.
Its probably safe to say he's behind Claesson and Eckford on the depth chart as well. He'd be competing with likes of Ben Blood and Chris Wideman.