The Senators put team chemistry at risk Tuesday when they placed popular winger Kaspars Daugavins on waivers.

They did help their offence, however, by recalling winger Mike Hoffman from their AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

In another move, the club also returned winger Dave Dziurzynski to the B-Sens.

Hoffman, a 5-foot-11, 176-pound speedster who had the hardest shot on the farm, sat fourth in team scoring with 28 points (13 goals) despite missing 14 games recovering from a broken collarbone. The former fifth-round pick has played one NHL game, going pointless and minus-1 in 9:01 of action Dec. 23, 2011 in Carolina.

Hoffman, 23, led the B-Sens in scoring last season with 49 points, including 21 goals.

While Eric Gryba represented Bingo in the hardest shot competition at this year's all-star game, teammates said Hoffman possessed a more powerful cannon. Ultimately, he could play the point on Ottawa's power play.

Dziurzynski had two goals, 13 penalty minutes and was a minus-1 in 12 games for Ottawa while seeming to find a place on a grind line in Ottawa with Zack Smith and Chris Neil. But his demotion comes as less of a surprise that the team's willingness to part ways with Daugavins, who has played 85 games with the organization's top team over the last three seasons.

Affectionately tabbed "Daug" by his teammates the 24-year old Latvian had one goal, two assists, nine penalty minutes and had a plus-minus mark of minus-7 that was tied with Smith's for worst on the team in his 19 games for Ottawa this season.