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from Craig Medaglia of OttawaSenators.com,
Senators GM Pierre Dorion met with the media this morning to provide some injury updates and announced that Clarke MacArthur will not play this season.
MacArthur has been battling post-concussion symptoms for the better part of two years now and all indications up until today was that he was nearing a return to action this season. MacArtur was sidelined back in training camp during team scrimmage but was able to return to full contact practices in December.
"Clarke is devastated by this news," Dorion relayed to the media this morning. "He felt he didn't have any symptoms but I think in the long-term of this process we always said that the doctors would decide if Clarke was going to play."...
With MacArthur not an option to return this season Dorion has shifted his focus and is looking to acquire some forward depth at some point during the second half of the season. The Sens currently find themselves in second place in the Atlantic Division as they push for a return to the post-season.
"Right now the asking prices are ridiculous for rentals and for non-rentals," Dorion continued....
Some good news from this morning's media availability, it looks like Craig Anderson could return to the team later this month or in early February. Anderson took a personal leave back in December in order to be with his family while his wife Nicholle underwent cancer treatment. Dorion also expects that when Anderson's return to the team happens, it would be a permanent one.
a bit more
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,
A major, make-or-break “neuro-psych” exam awaits Ottawa Senators left winger Clarke MacArthur in his concussion recovery.
“I’ve never done this before,” MacArthur told Postmedia before the Senators returned home from their four-game road trip Monday.
“It’s like a full-body (test), where you are doing physical tests, not just a pen and paper (concussion test). I will be active, wearing the workout gear. They will be judging reaction time, testing certain things. That will give me a full-body baseline, instead of just a ‘neuro’ baseline.”
MacArthur, who suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months when hit by Senators prospect Patrick Sieloff in the club’s first intrasquad scrimmage at training camp in September, hasn’t played an NHL game since October, 2015.
But he has made steady improvements in his latest recovery and still has his eyes set on returning to the Senators lineup in January.
MacArthur is skating but taking it slow during his recovery from another concussion.
from Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Citizen,
The calls for Clarke MacArthur to retire have already been heard since he suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months Sunday.
He wants everybody to know he intends to be back as soon as he can.
As the Senators prepared to face the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at the Bell Centre in a pre-season game, the veteran winger took to his Instagram account around lunch time to say he’s on the road to recovery and he’s hopeful if all goes well he’ll be able to play again soon.
Helped off the ice, and looking dazed, after being hit in the corner by blueliner Patrick Sieloff on Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre as part of a Red and White scrimmage being held during Fan Fest, MacArthur has a long road ahead if he’s going to pull on the No. 16 jersey again.
The 31-year-old MacArthur — who suited up for only four games last season after suffering a concussion on Oct. 14 against the Columbus Blue Jackets — wanted to let people know the severity of this concussion hasn’t been nearly as bad as some he has dealt with in the past.
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
Nobody wants to see MacArthur risk hurting his head again. If, after taking almost a full year off to recover from the last one, he couldn’t make it through a training camp scrimmage without having his eggs scrambled (a term he would use), MacArthur needs to make the most difficult decision of his life. He has to hang up his blades for good.
Forgive the pun, but it’s a no-brainer. He’s had nine good seasons in the NHL. With his hockey knowledge and winning personality, he could easily get another, safer job in the game.
I don’t say suggest this lightly. I know how competitive he is and how much he’ll miss the game. But I care more about the man and his health than the Senators won-loss record.
MacArthur suffered his latest concucssion in a squad scrimmage, watch the hit below if you missed it earler.
from Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Citizen,
After missing most of last year with post-concussion syndrome, the Senators forward had to be helped off the ice by his teammates after taking a huge hit from blueliner Patrick Sieloff during a training-camp scrimmage on Sunday morning.
MacArthur was down in the corner and was unable to leave without assistance from his teammates. Given his history with concussions, there are concerns about his career. This wasn’t a good sign and MacArthur didn’t return to the scrimmage.
It appeared to be a blindside, ugly hit by Sieloff, a defenceman.
So upset was Senators winger Bobby Ryan with Sieloff, who was acquired from the Calgary Flames in the deal for Alex Chiasson this summer, they dropped the gloves near centre.
Picture of MacArthur being helped off the ice is below...
added 12:32pm, video of the hit is below too....
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,
As practical as the decision is, believing an additional six-month break will alleviate all concerns when he returns for training camp next September, it’s also full of emotion. Yet MacArthur’s current mood pales in comparison to the frustration, fog and futility of the previous five months.
For weeks, he needed toothpicks to keep his eyes open. For months, he endured “stinging” headaches. He couldn’t watch TV. He couldn’t read. He couldn’t focus on anything — including his wife, Jessica, three-year-old daughter, Emery, and now 10-month old son, Gus — for more than five minutes at a time.
The initial estimates of being out for only 10 weeks came and went with little improvement. When he did make his first tentative steps at returning in January, it felt like he was “floating around” on the ice.
MacArthur expects no sympathy. He says he created his own nightmare, ignoring telltale concussion symptoms at the end of training camp.
“I feel like if I had just went with my gut instinct from Day 1, I would have missed 10 games and I would have played the rest of the year,” MacArthur said in an exclusive interview with Postmedia at his Ottawa home last week. “It would have been a different situation. It could have been a completely different year.”
Instead, he looks back — in painstaking detail — about his long months of inactivity and uncertainty.
MacArthur with the great pass to Kyle Turris for the shorthanded goal.
added 8:45pm, TSN (YouTube) version is below...
NEW YORK (OCTOBER 1, 2011) – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and two regular-season games, without pay, for an illegal hit to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader during a preseason game on September 30, National Hockey League Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, MacArthur will forfeit $35,135.14. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at the end of the third period and no penalty was assessed on the play.
MacArthur will miss a preseason game tonight vs. Detroit and regular season games Oct. 6 vs. Montreal and Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa. He is eligible to return Oct. 15 vs. Calgary.
A full explanation of Shanahan’s decision, complete with video, will be available on NHL.com later today.
Watch the hit if you missed it last night.
added 12:29am 10/2/11, Shanahan video added below…
MacArthur received two for high sticking, Abdelkader two for cross checking.
added 8:51am 10/1/11, via Nick Kypreos tweet,
#Leafs told MacArthur faces further supplementary discipline for head hit on #Redwings Abdelkader late in gm. 12 pm #NHL hearing today.
via Nick Kypreos tweet,
#Leafs lock up Clarke Mac Arthur. A 2 year deal believed to be worth 6.5M.
Today’s three cheers (a little late because, you know, a dad’s gotta take his two-year-old to Sesame Street Live every now and again) for the NHL’s top performers from a night ago:
***Cheers to Toronto’s Phil Kessel, whose overtime tally toppled the Rangers in New York, improving the Leafs’ stellar start to a perfect 4-0-0. The OT winner was Kessel’s second of the game and fourth of the season and the former Bruin also added an assist earlier in the contest. Clarke MacArthur also scored for Toronto - the impressive fifth goal of the year for the Buffalo/Atlanta castoff
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Today’s three cheers, in honor of outstanding performances from last night’s action:
***Cheers to Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone, whose three-point effort was capped with an overtime winner in Montreal, leading the Lightning to their second win in as many tries on the young season.
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from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
He didn’t have a job, you see, after the Atlanta Thrashers had walked away from a $2.4 million arbitration award, and as he contemplated the NHL market in August, it seemed as though all the money had been spent.
“Finally, one team called,” recalled MacArthur. “And of course right away four or five others did.”
In the end, it was the Maple Leafs who appealed to MacArthur most with their lowball $1.1 million offer, and after scoring his third and fourth goals in three games Wednesday night in a 4-3 triumph over Pittsburgh, the 25-year-old left winger might have the Thrashers second-guessing themselves.
“I don’t really care what they’re thinking down (in Atlanta),” he said. “I’m happy here.”
This early-season Leaf honeymoon, meanwhile, has been brief but hugely satisfying as the club moved to 3-0-0 with the victory over the Pens. Ron Wilson’s surprising crew now has a chance Friday night in Manhattan to start unbeaten and untied in four starts for the first time since the 1993-94 season when the club began with 10 consecutive victories.
For the Atlanta Thrashers, a team with just one playoff appearance in ten National Hockey League seasons (and not a single post-season victory to their credit), the time for a fresh start was clearly at hand.
By first turning a negative into a positive in moving on from superstar sniper Ilya Kovalchuk late last season and then raiding the cabinet of the cap-crunched Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta begins their new era, under both a new general manager and head coach in Rick Dudley and Craig Ramsay, with a wealth of promising youth and several veterans with recent championship experience.
They may no longer boast an individual showstopper but that formula wasn’t producing a consistent winner in Blueland anyway (and that alone rarely does as much anywhere). The post-Kovalchuk Thrashers appear to be headed for greener pastures, though there will be that little issue of replacing his 45+ goals, of course.
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Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday that the hockey club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Clarke MacArthur to a one-year contract.
MacArthur, 25, began last season with the Buffalo Sabres before being traded March 3 to Atlanta in exchange for the Thrashers’ third and fourth round picks in the 2010 Entry Draft. In 81 games between Buffalo and Atlanta, he registered a career-high 35 points with 16 goals and 19 assists
via an email alert,
Rogers Sportsnet announces that the Buffalo Sabres trade Clarke MacArthur to the Atlanta Thrashers for draft picks
TSN reports it is a 3rd and 4th round pick.