The last player off the ice at the Senators morning skate was Mike Hoffman.

Binghamton's leading scorer when he suffered a broken collarbone just before the AHL all-star game, Hoffman would have been promoted well before he was (March 28) had he not been injured. As it turned out, he lasted just three games before re-injuring the collarbone getting "scrunched along the boards" in Boston.

That he has resumed practising means he could be available to the Senators in the playoffs.

"I'm just trying to get back in game shape, trying to work on my shot a little bit, get a little stronger, feel the puck a bit more," said Hoffman, a 23-year-old speedster and owner of a howitzer. "I missed some time, so I'm just trying to get back in the hang of things.