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Wiercioch (undisclosed) is considered doubtful to play Wednesday against the Devils, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Wiercioch skipped Tuesday's practice due to the injury, which he likely acquired at some point during Monday's shootout loss to the Sabres. Chris Phillips, who had been a healthy scratch the previous two games, is expected to draw back into Wednesday's lineup in place of the ailing Wiercioch.

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Wiercioch (muscle strain) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.

Wiercioch had often served as a healthy scratch for the Senators prior to landing on injured reserve, so his circumstances probably won't change much, despite the fact he's no longer dealing with the injury. Milan Michalek (upper body) was shuttled to IR to create roster room for Wiercioch.

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The injury that forced Wiercioch to injured reserve is a muscle strain, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

It's not apparent how Wiercioch sustained the injury, but because he was on the ice Thursday, it wouldn't seem particularly severe. His move to IR was likely done with the motive of activating Marc Methot in advance of Thursday's game versus the Islanders.

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Wiercioch (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Wiercioch was held out of Wednesday's practice for what was described as a maintenance day, but he was present at Thursday's morning skate as an extra skater. He's presumably nursing a minor injury that the Senators weren't willing to shed much light on, so it's possible the team just moved him to IR to facilitate the return of Marc Methot, who was activated Thursday. Wiercioch last played Monday, so he won't be eligible to return until Dec. 11 against the Kings.

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Wiercioch tallied the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.

It was the first goal of the season for the defenseman, who has enjoyed a fairly regular role in the Ottawa lineup while Marc Methot (back) remains on IR. Aside from the incomparable Erik Karlsson, Wiercioch possesses as much offensive upside as any of the Sens' blueliners, despite not seeing a ton of minutes. Over 111 NHL contests, the 24-year-old has 10 goals and 36 assists, good for a respectable 0.41 point-per-game average.

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Patrick Wiercioch registered another assist and had five shots in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

He has earned four helpers, including three on the power play, in his past five games since returning from the press box. Wiercioch has been a healthy scratch frequently this season, but he's made the most of his recent string of appearances. Depending on how deep your league is, he could be worthy of a flier.

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Patrick Wiercioch has contributed three assists in his past four games.

He has suited up in Ottawa's last four contests after being a healthy scratch for eight consecutive matches. Wiercioch is trying his best to stay in the lineup and picking up points is a good way to accomplish that.

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Patrick Wiercioch got back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

He had been a healthy scratch for eight straight games. He collected a power-play assist and logged 15:23 of ice time in Ottawa's 3-2 shootout loss to Florida. Wiercioch also finished the match with a minus-1 rating and two penalty minutes. He got the opportunity to play because of an injury to Chris Phillips.

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Patrick Wiercioch has been a healthy scratch for seven straight games.

He has 17 points in 42 appearances this season. "In fairness to (Wiercioch), him, Gryba and Cowen as young defencemen in the league were expected to come in the league and we felt they were going to make strides and they didn't, at the start," coach Paul MacLean explained. "I think Cowen and Gryba have come a long a little bit better than Patrick has, but the play of Cody Ceci, coming up and being able to play in the league the way he has, is more of a factor with Patrick." He may play either Monday or Tuesday.

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Patrick Wiercioch could be in Ottawa's lineup Thursday.

He hasn't played since Mar. 5 and he has 17 points in 42 contests this season. Eric Gryba appeared to be the odd man out during the morning skate.