MacARTHUR UNLIKELY TO RETURN
It came as no great surprise, but Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Tuesday it was unlikely that Clarke MacArthur would return to the NHL team.
MacArthur, who has a history of concussion problems, failed his medical exam before training camp in September.
“Health and family is more important than hockey,” Dorion said in a radio interview with TSN 1200.
MacArthur, who endured at least four concussions during an 18-month span in 2015 and 2016, made an inspired return to the Senators lineup in the final week of the 2016-17 regular season.
He also scored three goals and six assists in 19 playoff games, including the seriesclinching overtime goal against the Boston Bruins in the opening round.
MacArthur, 32, has three years and $13.95 million remaining on his contract with the Senators.