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MacArthur inked a five-year, $23.25 million extension with the Senators on Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

MacArthur was already under contract for $3.25 million for this season, so the new five year deal won't kick in until 2015-16, keeping him under team control through the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 29-year-old scored a career-best 24 goals, 78 PIM and a plus-12 rating in his first season in Ottawa, and will be counted on to fill a top-line role long-term on the left wing.

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Clarke MacArthur notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over Calgary.

He has found the back of the net in three straight games and he has six points over that span as well. MacArthur has a career high 24 goals this season and he has 54 points in 71 matches.

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Clarke MacArthur spearheaded the Sens to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, scoring a goal and adding two assists.

The 28 year-old made the scoresheet for his second straight game, and increases his output to 23 goals and 52 points through 70 games this season. A pretty solid output from a player with just a $3.25 million cap hit this season.

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Clarke MacArthur has been scrappy in his last couple of games.

He has picked up four minutes in the sin bin in each of his past two contests. "You've got to put your energy somewhere. You either go through a guy, or use it on the back check," MacArthur said. "Do something right. I mean we're searching for answers right now and we've got to find a way to change our look here." He also has two goals and two assists over his last five outings.

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Clarke MacArthur had a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 5-4 overtime loss to Montreal on Saturday.

MacArthur missed the Senators' previous two games with a hand injury. He now has 20 goals and 46 points in 63 contests this season.

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Clarke MacArthur will be back in the Ottawa lineup Saturday night against Montreal.

He has missed the Senators' last two games with a hand injury but practiced with his old linemates Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan Friday and delcared himself ready to return. MacArthur has been one of the better Ottawa forwards this season so activate him without delay.

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Clarke MacArthur (hand) took part in Wednesday's practice.

MacArthur said his hand is still swollen enough that squeezing is difficult, but he's otherwise better. He's still on target for a return on Saturday.

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Clarke MacArthur (hand) was back at practice on Tuesday.

He is targeting Saturday's game versus Montreal for his return to the lineup. MacArthur has missed the Senators' last two games after injuring a tendon in his hand.

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Clarke MacArthur won't require surgery after injuring a tendon in his hand during Wednesday's game against Calgary.

"It's more to do with pain threshold and ability to hang onto the stick," coach Paul MacLean said when talking about when MacArthur could return. "Those will be the factors that go into it." He might be able to play again next Saturday when the Senators play at Montreal.

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Clarke MacArthur, who has returned to Ottawa to see a hand specialist, should be considered doubtful for games this week.

There is obviously some concern that MacArthur's hand injury is somewhat serious as speculation is that he has suffered some sort of a tendon injury. If that is in fact the case, it will be a huge blow for the Senators and for those in fantasy pools who were living off MacArthur's surprising season. Stay tuned for further updates. Matt Kassian will take MacArthurs' spot on the active roster for Saturday afternoon's game against Winnipeg, while Mike Hoffman will take his spot on a line with Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan.