Bobby Ryan RW OTT 1 Month

Ryan tallied his first goal of the season in Thursday's victory over the Avalanche.

Ryan nearly bagged two goals on the night, but a top-notch save by Avs goalie Calvin Pickard prevented him from scoring in the first period. He would get retribution in the third period, opening the floodgates for the Senators in the 5-3 win.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 2 Months

Ryan has been practicing at left wing recently on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Alex Chiasson, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Apparently, Senators coach Paul MacLean likes Mark Stone at right wing with top-liners Clarke MacArthur and Kyle Turris, which would push Ryan -- a new-minted $50 million man -- to the second line. It's worth keeping an eye on moving forward -- if Ryan, Zibanejad and Chiasson can provide respectable second-line production, it'll be a huge lift to the team in general. It could also provide Ryan dual-wing eligibility for fantasy purposes.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 2 Months

Ryan agreed to a seven-year, $50.25 million extension with the Senators on Thursday, CBC News Ottawa reports.

Ryan's deal will keep him in Ottawa through the 2021-22 season and makes him the team's highest-paid player. He is slated to be the right wing on the Senators' top line, alongside Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 2 Months

Ryan (head) took part in morning skate and is set to participate in Wednesday's exhibition against the Maple Leafs, TSN's Steve Lloyd reports.

The Senators held Ryan out of the preseason opener Monday mainly for precautionary purposes, and after no concussion-like symptoms surfaced over the last couple of days, the winger doesn't look like he'll be limited moving forward. Ryan is set to join Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur on the top line this season, forming one of the league's more dynamic under-30 trios.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 2 Months

Ryan will sit out Monday's pre-season games for precautionary reasons, the Ottawa Sun reports.

Ryan collided with linemate Kyle Turris during the second period of a team scrimmage Sunday, and did not return to the ice. He was able to skate Monday morning, but will sit out the Sens pre-season games as a precaution. Team doctors want to make sure he doesn't experience any delayed concussion symptoms, so they're just playing it safe with the star winger for now. Ryan isn't expected to miss any significant time at this point.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 2 Months

Ryan (sports hernia) has been participating in informal skates with the Senators in the week leading up to training camp, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Ryan appears to have recovered just fine from the sports hernia surgery he underwent Mar. 27, and should be a full participant in training camp. What's more concerning for Ryan is his long-term future in Ottawa, as he enters the 2014-15 campaign on the final year of a five-year, $25.5 million contract. Ryan and his agents have no plans as of yet to negotiate with the Senators before the regular season begins Oct. 9, so it looks like the winger may have some added incentive to turn in a strong performance. He was mostly a disappointment in his first season in Ottawa, delivering 23 goals and 25 assists over 70 games.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 4 Months

The Ottawa Senators will try to lock up talented forward Bobby Ryan to a long-term contract in the near future.

Pierre Dorion, the Sens' assistant general manager, plans to speak to Ryan's agent this week. Ryan has one year left on his contract but the Sens would like to sign him to an extension so that he won't bolt, or threaten to, after the season. Dorion also is planning the same strategy with Clarke MacArthur, who also would be eligible for free agency after next season. Ryan had 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games for Ottawa in the past season. MacArthur had 21 goals and 55 points in 71 games.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 5 Months

Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan is reportedly recovering well following hernia surgery late in the season.

Ryan's season ended prematurely due to the ailment, but it appears he'll be at full speed once the coming year begins this fall, as he has already been given clearance to begin working out. The talented winger has one year left on his current contract, but may sign an extension to stay with the Senators over the summer.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 8 Months

Bobby Ryan is open to staying with the Senators long term.

"For me, I love it here. We love it here, more importantly. It's been a great change for us," said Ryan referring to his fiancee, Danielle Rhodes. "So, when the time comes, if that's the route [GM] Bryan [Murray] wants to go, we'll sit down and have a conversation, certainly we'll do that." Ryan's contract expires after the 2014-15 season. He had sports hernia surgery last week and will use the summer to heal up for next year.

Bobby Ryan RW OTT 8 Months

Bobby Ryan underwent successful sports hernia surgery Thursday.

That's the good news. Of course the bad news is that Ryan won't play again this season. It has come out over the last few days that Ryan had been suffering from the hernia injury since November. Perhaps all of us who criticized his play since being snubbed by the U.S. Olympic selection committee owe Ryan an appology. If he were playing hurt, he should get a bit of slack for his lackluster work the last few months.