BINGHAMTON -- It's always talked about how tough hockey players are. They take a puck to the face, lose a couple teeth, and they're back out on the ice a period later. Fortunately, none of that has happened to the Binghamton Senators lately, but not everyone has escaped the first weekend of the playoffs unscathed.
Matt Puempel and Mark Stone both left Friday night's contest early with various bumps or bruises. Stone was back on the ice Saturday night, while Puempel took the night off. Both were back on the ice Monday and Tuesday for practices and are expected to play this weekend as the team travels to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Head Coach Luke Richardson says that this time of year, you're bound to play with guys that are a little banged up.