Binghamton Senators netminder Andrew Hammond as been called up on an emergency basis by the Ottawa Senators. Hammond will serve as back up for Robin Lehner in Thursday night’s game vs Detroit as Craig Anderson is home expecting a child. The 26-year-old rookie just completed a 11:00am game Wednesday in Toronto on the losing end of a 4-2 contest with Hammond making 26 saves of 29 shots he faced.
Hammond has a 17-12-3 record along with a 3.02 gaa and a .903 sv% as he has started the Senators last seven games with Nathan Lawson out with the flu. Lawson just came off the injured reserve list and backed Hammond in today’s game as he is scheduled to start this weekend whether Hammond sticks with Ottawa for the time being or not.
Elmira’s Scott Greenham has been called by Binghamton and will meet the team at St. John’s, Newfoundland in time for the weekend as a precautionary measure.
Hammond, a Bowling Green State University grad has just started to come into his own as the season has progressed as it has taken time for his adjustment to the pro game. Ottawa goalie coach Rick Wamsley has worked with Andrew throughout the campaign and it has started to show on the ice with Hammond playing better positionally while keeping his rebound’s down to a minimum.