Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 28 Days
Patrick Wiercioch scored a power-play goal in Ottawa's 7-2 loss against Boston on Saturday afternoon.
Three of his four goals this season have come with the man advantage. Wiercioch has 16 points in 39 contests. Bobby Ryan had Ottawa's other marker in the defeat.
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Patrick Wiercioch will be a healthy scratch Saturday afternoon against Carolina.
He will sit in favor of Marc Methot. Wiercioch has been fairly effective from an offensive perspective when he has had the chance to play. Unfortunately for him and his fantasy owners, that has not been on a regular basis as the Ottawa coaching staff does not trust him sufficiently in the Sens' zone.
Patrick Wiercioch D OTT 3 Months
Patrick Wiercioch is hoping getting his first goal of the season on Thursday is a sign that his fortunes are changing.
"I wish it was coming in a winning cause, but if anything it's good just to get that out of the way," Wiercioch said. "You don't want to change too much, you don't want to be passing up shots, but you start second guessing yourself." It's worth emphasizing that Wiercioch has 10 points in 20 games this season, which obviously aren't bad numbers for a defenseman. At the same time, he has spent some time in the press box this season and that's happened as recently as Tuesday.
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Patrick Wiercioch will draw back into Ottawa's lineup on Sunday.
He has been a healthy scratch for the Senators' last two games, but he will return when Ottawa hosts the high-powered offense of the San Jose Sharks. With Wiercioch back in the fold, Eric Gryba is slated to head to the press box.
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Patrick Wiercioch was a healthy scratch Wednesday.
"We just feel the speed of the game and getting the puck moving," coach Paul MacLean said. "The pace that he plays with needs to get better and using his feet and his size (6-5, 206 pounds) to defend better is a big part of it, as well." He has lost some power-play time, but he has contributed five assists in eight games this season.
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Patrick Wiercioch is expected to get a look on Ottawa's top power-play unit in Thursday's exhibition game.
He is slated to play alongside Erik Karlsson in any man advantage situations that the Senators get against Toronto. Wiercioch is hoping that he can step up this season and get more involved offensively following the departure of Sergei Gonchar.
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Patrick Wiercioch has inked a three-year/$6 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.
Wiercioch scored five goals and 19 points in 42 games last season. He also averaged 2:19 minutes of power-play ice time per game. Erik Karlsson will obviously lead the team in that role in 2013-14, but Wiercioch could be the second most prolific Senators defensemen with the man advantage.