MacArthur (illness) will return to the Senators’ lineup on Saturday.
MacArthur missed Thursday’s game with an illness, but will return this afternoon for the injured Chris Neil. MacArthur has 16 points (9G / 7A) in 27 games this season, but has just one goal in his last 10 games.
MacArthur missed Thursday’s game with the flu but was back in practice this morning and should be in the lineup tomorrow. With Chris Neil out, MacArthur will reclaim his spot on the top line and Colin Greening will stay in the lineup for Neil.
The Senators signed Clarke MacArthur to a five-year extension worth $23.25 million.
MacArthur recorded 24 goals and 31 assists with a plus-12 rating in 79 games with the Senators last season. The 29-year-old has scored 20 goals in each on the last three 82-game seasons so expect fourth straight in 2014-15. On a rundown Senators offence, Mac will once again play a considerable amount of minutes this season.
MacArthur (hand) is expected to return on Saturday.
MacArthur will not play Monday, but the Senators are off all week after tonight, so he should be ready to go vs. the Habs on Saturday. Tonight, Mike Hoffman will skate in his spot on the second line once again.
MacArthur does not need surgery on his hand, could play next Saturday.
MacArthur was injured on Wednesday and was sent back to Ottawa to see a specialist. The hand specialist determined that Mac does not need surgery and could only miss one week. Mike Hoffman gets a promotion to the second line with MacArthur out.