The Senators are starting to get a bit healthier up front which has forced them to make some roster moves. The team announced (via Twitter) that they’ve assigned centers Max McCormick and Filip Chlapik to Belleville of the AHL. This comes on the heels of Zack Smith returning from an upper-body injury on Friday while Kyle Turris, who has missed the last two games due to illness, is expected to be available for their next game on Monday night.
Chlapik, who was just recalled back on Wednesday, recorded an assist in his lone game with the big club but was a scratch on Friday night. As for McCormick, he was held off the scoresheet in his two contests.
The team also activated center Colin White off season-opening injury reserve and revealed (Twitter links) that he has also been sent to Belleville. However, he has not yet been given the green light to play this weekend but is likely to be in their lineup next week.
White was expected to push for a full-time spot in training camp after finishing last season in Ottawa but broke his wrist in the early going. Once he gets into game action, it will be interesting to see how long he stays down there as while the team is hopeful that he can be an impact player sooner than later, he only has six games of professional experience under his belt (including the playoffs) so from a development perspective, he would certainly benefit from an extended stint in the minors.