Balcers was sent to Norwegian club Stavanger on loan for the start of the 2020-21 campaign. Balcers appeared in 15 games for the Senators this season in which he registered one goal, two assists and 23 shots while averaging 12:08 of ice time. The winger will rejoin the club for training camp ahead of the 2020-21 campaign where he figures to compete for a spot on the 23-man roster.
Balcers inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Friday. Balcers was limited to just 15 games this season in which he garnered one goal, two helpers and 23 shots while averaging 12:08 of ice time. The 22-year-old winger should be given every opportunity to secure a place on the 23-man roster during training camp, though he is far from a lock for the Opening Night lineup.
Balcers scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canucks. Balcers lit the lamp just 14 seconds into the third period to give his team a 3-1 lead. That goal turned into the game-winner after Vancouver pulled back within one, but Bobby Ryan closed out the win with a pair of insurance tallies, completing a hat trick in the process. The goal was Balcers' first at the NHL level since March 26, 2019, so his fantasy value remains minimal.
Balcers was brought up to the Senators from AHL Belleville on Monday after several moves were made at the trade deadline, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Balcers might be with Ottawa for good given the Senators' fire sale, or he might return to Belleville for the Calder Cup playoffs. He's scored 16 goals and 20 assists for Belleville but hasn't scored in seven NHL games this year.
Balcers was sent down to AHL Belleville on Saturday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Balcers will continue to see plenty of ice time with Ottawa's minor-league affiliate during the Senators' bye week. While things are always subject to change, expect Balcers to return to Ottawa in time for its next game Jan. 27.
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