Batherson recorded two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old has yet to spend a full season in the NHL, bouncing back and forth from AHL Belleville, but this could be the year he sticks. Batherson is skating on a young guns line with Brady Tkachuk and Joshua Norris, and the trio combined for six points Friday in the Sens' season opener. While he doesn't have the draft pedigree of his linemates, Batherson could still be poised for a breakout campaign.
Batherson, as expected, will be on Ottawa's opening-night roster, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Batherson split his time between Ottawa and AHL Belleville last season. His value remains highest in dynasty leagues, and he could be worth a flier in redraft leagues if he gets off to a decent start and earns the trust of coach D.J. Smith.
The Senators reassigned Batherson to AHL Belleville on Sunday. This news is evidence that both Tyler Ennis (not injury related) and Vladislav Namestnikov (not injury related) are likely to return to the lineup for Monday's game against Columbus. Batherson has been solid for the Senators this campaign, racking up 10 points in 23 games.
Batherson posted a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Sabres. Batherson lit the lamp in the first period to give the team a lead, and he added an insurance helper on Jean-Gabriel Pageau's power-play goal in the third frame. The 2017 fourth-round pick has adjusted well to the NHL ranks, as he's registered 10 points through 21 games this year. It appears he's earned a full-time gig with the big club, too, as he's played in 18 straight games.
Batherson tallied a power-play goal on three shots and added three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Ducks. The 21-year-old is starting to hit his stride at the NHL level, picking up five points (one goal, four assists) in his last five games. He's only generated seven shots on goal in those five games, but the recent uptick in production is an encouraging sign nonetheless.
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