Borowiecki (lower body) has started skating but is considered doubtful ahead of Thursday's second-round opening game against the Rangers, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports. It was looking like Borowiecki was on track to return for Game 1 of the second round after missing the final four games of the first-round series against Boston, but that's looking like too big of an ask now. We'll be sure to update his status ahead of puck drop Thursday if he can go, but if he can't, Ben Harpur will likely continue to see ice time.
Borowiecki (lower body) may be available for Game 1 on Thursday against New York, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports. Considering Borowiecki has tallied just one helper in his last 39 appearances, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be relying on him too heavily once he is cleared to return. If the 27-year-old is able to give it a go Thursday, Fredrik Claesson would seem to be the leading candidate to get bumped from the game-day lineup.
Borowiecki (lower body) will not draw into Sunday's Game 6 lineup against the Bruins, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports. Borowiecki will miss his fourth straight game due to the lower-body issue and there's no official timeline placed on a potential return. His next chance arrives in either Game 7 versus the Bruins or Game 1 in the second round, but the Senators will stick with the same pairings Sunday that they employed in Friday's Game 5.
Borowiecki (lower body) will not be available against the Bruins on Friday, Chris Stevenson of NHL.com reports. Borowiecki was injured after logging just 3:43 of ice time in Game 2 and will now miss his third consecutive outing. In 70 contests this year, the 27-year-old notched a mere three points, so his absence likely won't be felt on the scoresheet. Until Borowiecki is cleared to return, Ben Harpur figures to continue slotting in on the Sens' blue line.
Borowiecki (lower body) will not be in the lineup for Game 4 against the Bruins on Wednesday, but the defenseman is "getting closer every day," Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports. Ottawa currently holds a 2-1 lead in the series, but it's worth noting that Game 2 ended after Boston forward Riley Nash was whistled for a controversial roughing penalty that preceded a Bobby Ryan game-winner on the man advantage. The fans at TD Garden will not forget about that one, and the B's will have to ramp up the intensity without presence of the hard-hitting Borowiecki, who amassed 364 hits during the regular season.
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