Varone was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Friday. The fifth-rounder from the 2009 draft hasn't taken advantage of his call-ups this season, managing just one shot and a minus-2 rating through six games. Of course, there's only so much the pivot can do with an average ice time value of 8:26. He may be utilized in Saturday's road game against the Avalanche since established scoring center Kyle Turris (finger) may not play.
Varone was returned to AHL Binghamton on Tuesday. While he didn't hit the scoresheet in his last two NHL games, Varone was unleashed on the power play for 1:42 in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Lightning and managed to avoid falling on the undesirable side of the plus-minus rating. The addition of Alex Burrows via a trade from Vancouver seems to have hurt Varone's chances of staying up with the parent club this time around, but he should at least remain a top call-up option when injuries hurt the team up front.
Varone was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Saturday. The Senators are wisely calling up reinforcements with star wingers Mike Hoffman (lower body), Bobby Ryan (finger) and Mark Stone (neck) all injured ahead of an important divisional clash with the Panthers on Sunday evening. Calling up Varone was a no-brainer, as he leads the Baby Sens with 38 points (13 goals, 25 assists) in 48 games.
Varone was sent down to AHL Binghamton on Monday. Bobby Ryan (hand) is back at full strength, which ultimately left Varone in limbo and not needed. The 26-year-old appeared in just one game after getting called up Dec. 6, notching no points and recording a minus-1 rating. If the Sens decide to bring him back up, it would be wise to ignore the center altogether.
Varone was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Tuesday. The verdict is still out on whether Varone can evolve into a full-time player in the NHL. Detractors point to his size -- 5-foot-10, 186 pounds, as a limiting factor, but he did average more than a point per game with the Baby Sens last season. You can safely pass over him in virtually any fantasy pool until he can start garnering consistent playing time.
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