OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today recalled centre Alexander Nikulin from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
Nikulin, 22, is tied for second in team scoring with 14 goals and 36 assists in 71 games with Binghamton this season. He was recalled once this season on Nov. 22 to make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nikulin was held scoreless in two NHL games before being assigned to Binghamton on Nov. 27.
Nikulin was Ottawa’s fourth-round pick, 122nd overall, in the 2004 NHL entry draft. The 6-1, 198-pound centre played his last three season’s with CSKA of the Russian elite league, seeing his best season in 2005-06 when had 21 points (10-11) in 51 games.
Binghamton (34-31-8-5 – 6th, East division) completes their regular season with games tonight in Syracuse and on Sunday in Hershey.