Borowiecki (concussion) will make his return to the lineup Thursday against the Blues, TSN 1200 reports. Borowiecki was activated from injured reserve last Tuesday, but he didn't draw into either of the team's two contests before the scheduled bye week. Another week of rest will allow him to rejoin the lineup, and he will pair with Thomas Chabot on Thursday.
Borowiecki (concussion) is no longer listed on the injured reserve list, per the NHL's official media site. This serves as the surest sign that Borowiecki is healthy enough to play after a 21-game absence. However, per Brent Wallace of TSN, the defenseman's ability to crack the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Chicago will all depend on if Matt Duchene (illness) can play in the contest or not. If Duchene plays, Boro will not, and vice versa. Either way, Borowiecki is in no way an offensive talent and will basically only be useful in formats that favor hits and blocked shots.
Borowiecki (concussion) will be a game-time call ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Chicago, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Borowiecki took part in practice without a non-contact jersey, which indicates he has been cleared for contact. The Sens are likely waiting to determine whether to activate the 28-year-old until they know more regarding the availability of Cody Ceci (undisclosed) and Johnny Oduya (lower body) -- a decision that won't happen until Tuesday.
Borowiecki (concussion) returned to the ice for morning skate wearing a tinted visor Friday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports, but Senators coach Guy Boucher said the defenseman isn't close to being ready to play. As relayed from Boucher and TSN 1200, Borowiecki was "fed up with being away from the team," so we expect him to do everything he can to return as soon as possible. The blue-line masher has already missed 16 games and remains on injured reserve.
Borowiecki (concussion) won't return until mid-January, according to Senators coach Guy Boucher's "guesstimate," TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Boro is evidently still feeling the effects of a hit that knocked him unconscious in a Nov. 19 game against the Rangers. Ironically, this defenseman loves delivering hits of his own, so we wonder if he'll show a typical level of grit upon his eventual return. For now, Borowiecki needs to focus on getting healthy.
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