White was returned to AHL Belleville on Friday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports. Max McCormick was called up in a corresponding move. White hasn't been useful in fantasy circles as the owner of just three points through 15 games, but then again, it would be difficult for most skaters to move the needle averaging just 12:37 of average ice time.
White returned to Ottawa on Monday. This wasn't a surprise, given that the Senators had the All-Star break and dropping White to AHL Belleville for the weekend gave the young forward a chance to play in two more games. With the Sens' break nearly over, White is heading back to Canada's capital and should reclaim his spot in Guy Boucher's lineup.
White was sent down to AHL Belleville on Friday. Before you make a move to drop White, take a second to look at the teams' respective calendars. The AHL is playing this weekend, while the NHL takes the weekend off for the All-Star break. The Senators seem to think White needs game action rather than rest, so it's likely he'll be back quickly. However, he should be expendable in non-dynasty leagues if he's not back in Ottawa by the time the Senators head to Carolina on Tuesday.
The Senators recalled White from AHL Belleville on Friday. Nate Thompson (lower body) won't be available Saturday, so White will round out the Senators' depth up front against the Maple Leafs. The 20-year-old forward has notched eight goals and 16 points in 30 games with AHL Belleville this campaign.
White was reassigned to the Senators' AHL Belleville affiliate following Wednesday's game. White didn't receive much ice time in his first two games after being recalled by the Senators, averaging 8:59 between them while posting one shot on goal, a hit and two blocked shots. That changed Wednesday night when he was promoted to the top six and saw 14:09 of action, recording a plus-1 rating for the night. His demotion doesn't necessarily spell the end to his run with the Senators, as the team has a one-week bye ahead during which he will get some more run with the Belleville squad. He could be recalled by Ottawa again ahead of the club's next contest Jan. 18 against the Blues.
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