Driedger inked a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on Wednesday. Considering that the Senators re-signed Mike Condon for the No. 2 role this upcoming season, Driedger figures to spend the bulk of the year with AHL Belleville. During the 2016-17 campaign, the 23-year-old posted a subpar 12-19-1 record with a 3.22 GAA in the minors. If he wants to earn his way onto an NHL squad, he's going to need to perform significantly better moving forward.
Driedger was returned to AHL Binghamton on Friday. This could be a sign that Craig Anderson (lower body) will be fit to play in Saturday's home contest against the Canadiens. Driedger has only drawn into one NHL game during each of the last three seasons.
Driedger was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Tuesday. The 22-year-old netminder's recall comes with No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson (undisclosed) missing Tuesday's morning skate. If Anderson is unable to play Tuesday against Tampa Bay, expect Driedger to serve as the backup goaltender to Mike Condon.
The Senators assigned Driedger to AHL Binghamton on Friday. Ottawa activated Andrew Hammond off injured reserve in a corresponding move Friday, so the Senators are no longer in need of Driedger's services as a backup with two other healthy goaltenders on their roster. Driedger will serve as AHL Binghamton's primary netminder for the foreseeable future.
Driedger was promoted from AHL Binghamton on Sunday. Driedger will take the place of Matt O'Connor as the Senators' backup netminder behind Mike Condon, but figures to see little action between the pipes. He's played in one game at the NHL level this season, allowing four goals on just 15 shots to take a loss. He's faired slightly better with the Binghamton affiliate, but still owns a 2.74 GAA at that level.
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