In case you haven't seen in the B-Sens thread. Michael Sdao was assigned to Binghamton this afternoon via theAHL.com.
Good news for us down on the farm that we have some D help coming.
Purely my musings here:
Maybe Sdao wants games up here this year to burn the 1st year of his ELC when he signs and they have no room. If the Sens want to try to sign another 1 or 2 College kids with a similar ELC enticement they need room since they are close to the line on total contracts. This may just be a delay while they find a way to lose a contract or 2.
After seeing how much Bingo winning the Clader seems to have helped the Ottawa club I am definitely in the camp of giving the farm team all the help it needs
I heard that things were going well for Bingo despite all the call-ups
They are tied for 2nd overall with 78 pts in the AHL trailing only Syracuse funny enough by one point who are in their division & 1st overall in the entire AHL.
They are probably having their best regular season ever & once the dust settles will have some pretty good players back from Ottawa plus whoever they sign & joins them when their jumior/NCAA season ends for their playoff run.
your own college/junior draft picks almost always join on ATO's and officially start their professional contracts the following year. Usually only free agents are signed to actual 'current-year' contracts.