Are the Sens interestred in Brassard?

The Senators made a minor trade Friday, but there’s a bigger one for the taking if they want it.

Claims by his agent of mistreatment in Columbus made it clear that Derick Brassard is available. The 24-year-old Hull product has the pedigree to become the second-line centre the Senators have sought. A junior scoring star when he was Guillaume Latendresse’s set up man with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, Brassard was the sixth pick in the 2006 draft. But his Blue Jackets’ career has been marked by injury and an inability to near his potential. Brassard’s best season was 2010-11, when he had 17 goals and 30 assists, and through the first two months of the current campaign, he has just two goals and two assists.

The Senators are interested in players like him — talented and in desperate need of a fresh start, but at two more seasons after this with a cap hit of $3.2 million, he’s likely a bigger gamble than they want to take. They are, however, giving a fresh start to one Robert Klinkhammer.

The 6-foot-3, 209-pound left winger was acquired Friday by Binghamton Senators GM Tim Murray for a conditional seventh-round pick. The scouting report on Klinkhammer, who had two goals and four assists for Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford, is that he skates very well for a big man. But with just six penalty minutes, he hasn’t exactly been playing like a big man. Klinkhammer will report to the B-Sens, and it’s hoped he’ll start hammering some people.

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