Senators cut 3 from camp; Chlapik assigned to Belleville

Filip Chlapik greets team executives after being chosen 48th overall by the Ottawa Senators during the second round of the NHL hockey draft, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (Alan Diaz/AP)

The Ottawa Senators continue to close in on their opening-night roster, cutting three players from camp with just two pre-season games remaining.

Among the cuts was 2015 second-round pick Filip Chlapik, who was assigned to AHL Belleville.

Chlapik had 34 goals and 91 points in 57 games with the QMJHL’s Charlottetown Islanders last season, and represented the Czech Republic at the world junior championship.

Forward Tyler Randell was put on waivers by the Senators. Randell – who signed a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on July 1 – had one goal and 10 points in 59 games last season with the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

The Senators also released veteran forward Chris VandeVelde from his professional tryout.

VandeVelde, 30, has spent the past three seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, scoring six goals and 15 points in 81 games last season.

Ottawa closes out its exhibition schedule with games against Winnipeg on Wednesday and Montreal on Saturday.

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