For­mer Tiger Clarke MacArthur fails medical with Sen­a­tors

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS - LISA WAL­LACE

OT­TAWA Clarke MacArthur’s fu­ture with the Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors — and per­haps even as a pro hockey player — is once again in doubt af­ter the vet­eran for­ward failed his medical on the first day of train­ing camp.

Af­ter miss­ing much of the last two sea­sons due to con­cus­sion is­sues, MacArthur ap­peared to have turned a cor­ner last spring when he re­turned in the fi­nal week of the reg­u­lar sea­son and played well dur­ing Ot­tawa’s run to the East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nal.

But ques­tions about his fu­ture lin­gered as he ad­mit­ted to deal­ing with some dis­com­fort in his neck.

There were few de­tails avail­able Thurs­day with gen­eral man­ager Pierre Do­rion un­able to con­firm whether or not MacArthur had failed the test based on his past con­cus­sions.

“Right now we don’t know much, but he won’t be part of camp,” he said. “He was dis­ap­pointed, but at the same time he looked in great shape, he trained all sum­mer. I don’t have much on this.”

MacArthur worked hard to re­turn last sea­son, said Do­rion.

“I think we have to think about the per­son first here,” said Do­rion. “I think we al­ways have an obli­ga­tion as an or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

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