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Mark Borowiecki | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
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Mark Borowiecki (leg) has been medically cleared to return, but he won't play Thursday.
He has been removed from Ottawa's injured reserve list. Borowiecki has been sidelined since Dec. 27 after his leg was cut on an electrical outlet. Jan 29 - 3:41 PM

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Mark Borowiecki (leg) may be ready to return when the All-Star break is over.

He has completed Ottawa's mandated skate conditioning test for players returning from injury and he's eager to get back into the lineup. "I'm not sure, having had the time off that I've had, that four full days of rest would be the smart thing for me to do," Borowiecki said Wednesday. "I want to hit the ground running. I want to be ready to go once the break is over. Whether it's skating, whether it's lifting, just something to keep myself going." He sustained a leg cut on an electrical outlet back on Dec. 28 and he hasn't played since then.
Jan 22 - 11:38 AM

Mark Borowiecki will be out of action for a prolonged period of time.

He will be wearing a walking cast for at least a week after receiving 48 stitches in his left leg to close a gash that went three layers deep sustained while playing in a pregame soccer warmup. After the cast is removed, Borowiecki will be re-evaluated. There is no timetable for his return to action. If you were counting on Borowiecki to provide you some penalty minutes, we suggest you look elsewhere for now.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 3 - 11:32 AM

Mark Borowiecki (leg) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Borowiecki needed 48 stitches after suffering a deep laceration during a pregame soccer warmup. He has five points and 62 penalty minutes in 30 contests. The move is presumably retroactive to Dec. 27, which means that putting him on the IR at this point was an easy decision. That being said, there's no timetable for his return.
Jan 2 - 6:06 PM

Mark Borowiecki required 48 stitches after he suffered a deep laceration to his left leg during a pregame soccer warmup.

"We weren't doing anything too silly there, I just happened to run by one of the electrical boxes out there and I felt something brush against my leg," he said. "It didn't hurt too, too much when it happened but when I looked down at what it was, obviously I was a little shook up." It's unclear when he'll be available to return.
Jan 1 - 10:21 AM

Mark Borowiecki missed Monday's game against Buffalo due to a leg laceration.

He was injured during Ottawa's pregame soccer warmup and coach Dave Cameron said that the defenseman could be out "for a while." Borowiecki has five assists and 62 penalty minutes in 30 games this season.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:54:00 AM

Now that Marc Methot is back from injury, look for Mark Borowiecki, Jared Cowen and when he is healthy, Patrick Wiercioch to rotate in and out of the Ottawa lineup.

The Sens have five core defensemen in Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips, Methot, Cody Ceci and Eric Gryba. That leaves one spot per game open to one of Borowiecki, Cowen and Wiercioch, who is currently on the injured list. This will greatly reduce Borowiecki's limited fantasy value as you can't sit in the penalty box if you are sitting in the press box.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki (groin) is expected to draw back into Ottawa's lineup on Tuesday.

He missed games on Friday and Saturday because of a groin injury. Borowiecki has one assist, 44 penalty minutes and 60 hits in 18 games.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:09:00 AM

Look for Mark Borowiecki to sit in the press box more often in the coming games.

He was a healthy scratch Friday night against the Panthers. With Chris Phillips now healthy, Jared Cowen playing better and Marc Methot on the verge of a return to action, Borowiecki will likely be the odd man out more often than not. Too bad, as he is a nice source of penalty minutes when he is in the lineup.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki returned to action on Thursday November 6.

He logged 18:33 of ice time in his return from an undisclosed injury. Borowiecki engaged in fisticuffs with Minnesota's Marco Scandella less than a minute into the second period and he racked up seven hits in a 3-0 win.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:42:00 AM

The reason Mark Borowiecki has not played in the Senators' last two games is that he is dealing with some type of undisclosed injury.

That makes more sense to us as Borowiecki had been playing well on the Sens' third defensemen pairing with Eric Gryba and should not have been a candidate to be a healthy scratch. Consider Borowiecki day-to-day.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki won't play against Boston Saturday night.

It is unclear if the tough-guy defenseman is injured or is a healthy scratch. For the record, Borowiecki did not play against the Hawks on Thursday night. Jared Cowen will skate in Borowiecki's place.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki has been a nice surprise for the Senators this season.

For a defenseman who was not expected to crack the Ottawa lineup, Borowiecki has been very steady. Although he does not have any offensive ability to speak of, Borowiecki is a tough customer and can certainly accumulate penalty minutes. If you are in a pool that values PIMs, keep Borowiecki in mind.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki cracked Ottawa's roster to open the 2014-15 regular season.

He'll be paid like an NHL regular after this season because he inked a three-year, $3.3 million extension in August. Borowiecki picked up an assist, five hits and a minor penalty for interference in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Nashville in Thursday's regular season opener. The assist was the first one he's earned in the NHL.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki is anxious to prove he belongs in the NHL after signing a three-year, $3.3 million extension with the Senators on Monday.

"It gives me a bit of confidence," Borowiecki said. "It's a bit of security, but it's also a kick in the pants. It's time for me to establish myself as an NHL player." He'll earn $600,000 this year and when his new three-year deal kicks in, he will be making $1.1 million per season. Ottawa has seven defensemen on guaranteed contracts, in addition to Cody Ceci who is expected to play with the big club again.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3David Legwand
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner
3Andrew Hammond