Borowiecki signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Predators on Friday. After spending his entire career in his hometown of Ottawa, Borowiecki will head to Nashville and bolster the team's blue line. The 31-year-old recorded a career-high 18 points over 53 games with the Senators last year, and he was utilized in more of a defensive role, starting 61.5 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone. He piled up 199 hits and 120 blocked shots as a result, falling short of the 200-hit threshold for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign. Borowiecki will likely handle similar duties next season.
Borowiecki (ankle) will be available to suit up if the NHL season picks back up, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Only in a scenario in which the league restarts the regular season will Borowiecki get back onto the ice, as the Senators won't be part of any postseason play. Even with the league on hiatus, the blueliner still put together a career year in which he set personal bests in goals (seven), assists (11) and ice time (17:56). If the Ottawa native continues to play additional minutes next year, he should be capable of topping the 20-point mark for the first time in his NHL career.
Borowiecki (ankle) missed the final four weeks before the hiatus but had posted career highs in both goals (seven) and assists (11). Boro surprised more than a few people this season when he was healthy, as he had never been known as anything more than a hard hitter and team-first defender. He's still very much a defense-first blueliner, but he's now shown a bit of value in daily formats and deeper season-long leagues, as well.
Borowiecki (ankle) will be out indefinitely, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Borowiecki returned from a two-game personal leave Thursday only to suffer an ankle injury that will hold him out for the immediate future. The veteran blueliner's injury is unfortunate for fantasy owners looking to capitalize on the veteran's career-high marks for points (18), goals (seven) and assists (11), and the Senators may need to recall some reinforcements along the blue line. Fortunately, the Senators have five home games ahead to potentially hold off that decision until they head out again to Columbus on Feb. 24.
Borowiecki suffered a high-ankle injury in Thursday's win over Arizona, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Per coach D.J. Smith following the game, Borowiecki's injury isn't severe, but he's expected to miss "some time." The 30-year-old suffered the injury in an awkward collision at center ice and never returned to the game after leaving in the second period. The team will likely provide an update regarding Borowiecki's health ahead of Saturday's game against Toronto. This is tough news for the defenseman, especially considering he was having a career-best year with 18 points in 53 games.
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