called up former DU defenseman Patrick Wiercioch from their AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. It's the first NHL call up for Wiercioch, a native of Burnaby, B.C., who was Ottawa's second-round pick (No. 42 in the 2008 Entry Draft).
Wiercioch played against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night and appeared in 9 minutes of action. Although he was -2 on the evening, he was on the ice for teammate Colin Greening's first goal of the game. The Senators lost 4-3.
Wiercioch, 20, was fourth among Binghamton defensemen in scoring with 4 goals and 16 points in 64 games. Prior to joining Binghamton for his first pro season, Wiercioch played two seasons with the University of Denver, where he scored 18 goals and had 62 points in 75 games.