One Down, One Up?
With the anticipated departure of Lee to the minors (if he is lost to a waiver claim, the Sens retain first reclaim rights should he again be waived making it unlikely he’ll be claimed) it is anticipated one of either Corey Locke or Bobby Butler will be called up in hopes of generating some offense on the top 2 lines.
Of the two, I would expect it to be Corey, a player who has never had a real chance to earn a role in the NHL, and is probably willing to sacrifice mind, body and soul for an opportunity to prove himself NHL capable.
The other strong candidate is Jimmy O’Brien. He has had a solid start to the season, has size, speed and some NHL experience.
I can say this much for sure, something is going to happen, it just has to.