Wolanin (shoulder) was reassigned to AHL Belleville on Monday. Wolanin began the year on the non-roster, injured reserve list, so his demotion to the minors indicates he is ready to resume playing. The Quebec native figures to spend some time with AHL Belleville in order to get back up to speed but should be atop the short list of potential recalls once fully fit.
Wolanin (shoulder) took part in Wednesday's practice session for the first time since his injury, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Wolanin remains on track for a mid-February return, but fans will no doubt be happy to see him back on the ice. Once cleared to play, the Quebec native may have to spend some time in the minors, yet could slot into the lineup for Ottawa before the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Wolanin (shoulder) is expected to be ready to play by mid-February, at which point he'll report to AHL Belleville, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Wolanin is still recovering from the torn labrum he sustained in September. There will only be approximately six weeks remaining in the season once Wolanin is cleared to play, so he likely won't see any action at the NHL level this year. If that ends up being the case, the 24-year-old will set his sights on securing a spot on the 2020-21 Opening Night roster.
Wolanin suffered a torn labrum that will keep him on the shelf for at least the next four months, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. At best, Wolanin could be available in mid-January, though working his way into the lineup after such a long layoff could be tough. The blueliner was poised to take the next step in his development this year and figured to play in more than the 30 games he logged last year. In those appearances, the Quebec City native notched 12 points, 36 shots and 31 blocks and very well could have topped each of those numbers this year. With Wolanin out of the mix, Erik Brannstrom and Christian Jaros will likely battle for the sixth spot on the blue line.
Wolanin was seen with a sling on his arm at practice and is confirmed out with a torn labrum, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Wolanin was expected to compete for ice time this season with the rebuilding Senators, but that's not going to happen until at least January now. This injury means he can safely be ignored for the time being.
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