Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

January 11, 2011 09:39 ET

Senators recall Mike Brodeur and Jim O'Brien from Binghamton (AHL)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) -Ottawa Senators today recalled goaltender Mike Brodeur and forward Jim O'Brien on an emergency basis from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. Brodeur replaces Pascal Leclaire, while O'Brien replaces Alex Kovalev.

Brodeur, 27, has made one NHL appearance this season, stopping 12 of the 14 shots he faced after replacing starter Brian Elliott on Jan. 1 in Ottawa's 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brodeur had served as back-up to Elliott in Ottawa's previous five games before being re-assigned to Binghamton on Jan. 2.

The Calgary native has played in three games with Binghamton this season, posting a 2-1-0 record with a 2.75 goals-against-average and .910 save percentage. In four games with the East Coast Hockey League's Elmira Jackals, he has a 3-1-0 record, with a 2.59 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage.

O'Brien, 21, was recalled to Ottawa on Dec. 31 and made his NHL debut later that day in the Senators' 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has recorded no points or penalty minutes in two NHL games this season.

The native of Maplewood, Minn., has recorded 12 goals, 17 assists, 31 penalty minutes and is a +14 in 37 games with the B-Sens this season.

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