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Mark Borowiecki | Defenseman | #74

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (139) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Borowiecki didn't look good against Montreal in preseason action on Thursday night.
He was guilty of giving away the puck plenty of times and he got beat wide on the Canadiens' first goal. Borowiecki also briefly left the game, favoring his shoulder, after he was checked into the boards by Greg Pateryn. It's unclear if that will cost him any time, but he appears to be fine for now. Sep 30 - 8:12 AM

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Mark Borowiecki and Chris Wideman may be Ottawa's third defense pairing going into the season.

If that is the case then Senators GM Pierre Dorion is "comfortable with that." Dorion said he would like to add some depth in case of injuries, but he feels that Michael Kostka or Fredrik Claesson is capable of filling in as well.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 14 - 3:56 PM

Mark Borowiecki is out indefinitely with a torn MCL.

He said that surgery will not be required, but it is a long-term ailment. Borowiecki isn't expected to play again for the rest of the regular season, but he could play again if the Senators qualify for the playoffs.
Mar 7 - 11:27 AM

Mark Borowiecki is listed as week-to-week due to a knee injury sustained in a collision Thursday night.

That doesn't sound so good given the amount of time left in the season and the fact that the Senators are on the verge of drifting out of playoff contention. We do not expect Borowiecki to contribute much from here on in.
Mar 5 - 10:38 AM

Mark Borowiecki sustained a knee injury in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Borowiecki was hurt after falling awkwardly into the boards after he collided with Lightning defenseman Matt Carle. Not only have the Sens confirmed he won't return to the game, but they've also said he's out indefinitely. It sounds like he'll be out for a while.
Mar 3 - 9:19 PM

Mark Borowiecki will indeed suit up Saturday night against the Red Wings.

He was given medical clearance to return to action after missing two games with an upper-body injury. He will take the place of Chris Wideman in the lineup. If you need penalty minutes, activate Borowiecki without delay.
Feb 20 - 12:05 PM

Mark Borowiecki says he feels healthy enough to play Saturday night against Detroit.

Borowiecki, who has missed the Senators' last two games with an upper-body injury, wants to play but he first must get medical clearance before he returns to the Ottawa lineup.
Feb 20 - 10:41 AM

Despite expectations, Mark Borowiecki didn't play Thursday night against Carolina.

There's no timetable just yet for Borowiecki's return, however there also doesn't appear to be much concern that he'll be out long term. However with 93 blocks, 107 PIMs, and 250 hits in 57 games this season you may need to look to guys like Roman Polak, Radko Gudas, or even Dan Girardi who provide similar production, albeit not as prodigiously.
Feb 19 - 6:45 PM

Mark Borowiecki is expected back Thursday against Carolina.

With 93 blocks, 107 PIMs, and 250 hits in 57 games this season, Borowiecki provides plenty of value to anyone in a pool where his assets are rewarded.
Feb 16 - 6:54 PM

Mark Borowiecki (upper body) didn't skate again Tuesday and won't play against Buffalo.

He didn't take to the ice on Monday either. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 16 - 11:53 AM

Mark Borowiecki (upper body) was not on the ice with his Ottawa teammates for practice Monday morning.

He suffered what is believed to be a head injury when he went into the boards in Saturday's contest and may not be able to play Tuesday. Check back with us a little later as to Borowiecki's status.
Feb 15 - 11:46 AM

Mark Borowiecki suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

Borowiecki got tangled up with Jackets forward Brandon Saad before his head hit the boards. A stretcher was brought out, but the Sens blueliner was able to skate off on his own power with a towel over his face. After the game, head coach Dave Cameron said Borowiecki was "doing good".
Feb 14 - 11:27 AM

Despite losing two straight games, the Ottawa Senators are still in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

The Sens are five points back of the Devils for the final Wild Card spot in the East, but they're going to have to turn things around soon if they hope to play hockey in the spring. "It’s kind of gut-check time for us here," said defenseman Mark Borowiecki. "This is kind of when you find out what a team is made of. This is that stretch where teams are going to start pulling away and that kind of parity you see in the East isn’t going to go away. For us to kind of make that push, to stay in the hunt, we’re going to have to look ourselves in the eye and look each other in the eye to make sure we have what it takes."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 24 - 11:30 AM

Mark Borowiecki registering a fighting major and four hits in Wednesday's loss to Anaheim.

He fought Ducks rearguard Josh Manson in response to a hard hit on Curtis Lazar, but didn't get an instigator penalty. Borowiecki is fourth in the NHL with 90 penalty minutes and he is tied for first with eight majors. He is also second in the league with 194 hits.
Jan 14 - 8:16 AM

If you are expecting Mark Borowiecki to retaliate for the dirty hit he sustained from Brad Marchand that resulted in the Bruins forward being suspended for three games, think again.

The Senators face off against the Bruins for the first time since the hit but neither Borowiecki nor any of the Sens are expected to exact revenge on Marchand or any of the Bruins for that matter. So if you were thinking of inserting Borowiecki into your lineup for a penalty-minute boost, we might give that a second thought.
Jan 9 - 11:22 AM

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C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Phil Varone
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Andreas Englund
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond