OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
2 months ago

MacArthur was playing with an ongoing neck injury, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear if MacArthur's neck injury is related to the concussions that kept him out for all but the final four games of the regular season. The winger was crucial to the Senators postseason run as he racked up three goals and six helpers during the playoffs. General manager Pierre Dorion didn't seem overly consider about this ailment's long-term impact, so look for the 32-year-old to be ready for a full 82-game season next year.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
2 months ago

MacArthur scored a second-period goal during Friday's Game 4 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

With Ottawa down 3-0, MacArthur scored an important goal to keep the Senators within striking distance in Game 4. The final score was 3-2, and the comeback fell short, but it wasn't a cakewalk for the Penguins. While this was just the third goal of the playoffs for MacArthur, he's registered six points and 13 shots through his past six games. The veteran winger is playing well for Ottawa and is worth considering in daily contests while moving the offensive needle.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
2 months ago

MacArthur recorded two first-period assists during Tuesday's Game 6 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger helped Ottawa grab a two-goal lead in the opening frame, and the Senators never looked back. MacArthur didn't make a significant impact on the series until the past two games, but his four assists in Games 5 and 6 were critical to eliminating the Rangers. After playing just eight regular season games over the past two seasons, MacArthur's return is a feel-good story, and his recent uptick in production has been a huge boost for Ottawa.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
3 months ago

MacArthur set up two goals in Saturday's Game 5, 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

These were MacArthur's first points this series. He continues to be the story of the season after appearing in just four games in this season and four the previous one, all because of concussion symptoms.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
3 months ago

MacArthur left Saturday's Game 2 with a pinched nerve in his shoulder, but will be in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fans of the game will be happy to hear the news, as there were fears that yet another concussion was what forced MacArthur out of Game 2. In eight contest postseason contests, MacArthur has tallied two goals and zero assists, but has the potential to breakout offensively due to the sheer amount of power-play time that he receives (averaging 3:24 per game).

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
3 months ago

MacArthur left Saturday's Game 2 against the Rangers with an apparent injury, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

While MacArthur hasn't officially been ruled out at this moment, he missed the final 14:23 of the second period, with no sign of a return. MacArthur only just returned from a serious concussion that almost ended his career, so obviously until we know what's wrong there is reason for concern.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
3 months ago

MacArthur scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 6 versus the Bruins on Sunday. The Senators won the game 3-2 and the series 4-2.

EDGE Analysis

One of the unlikeliest of heroes, MacArthur scored his first goal in two years last week. His second of the series advanced Ottawa into the second round. MacArthur, who missed most of this season with a concussion, is clearly finding his game again. If there's any fantasy value to be had, it might be on the power play. Both of MacArthur's goals in the series came on the man advantage.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
3 months ago

MacArthur scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first goal in almost two years. MacArthur wasn't expected to play this season, but battled back from a devastating concussion in training camp to return to action four games before the playoffs. MacArthur's last goal came on April 19, 2015.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
3 months ago

MacArthur worked with Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris on the team's second scoring line in practice Tuesday, Ian Mendes of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

MacArthur returned from a lengthy absence due to concussion, finishing up the regular season on a high note. It's a great story to see MacArthur return to action and he could be a nice sleeper in postseason pools if he logs plenty of time on the power-play unit and sticks in a top-six role. Still, with his propensity for injury there is quite a bit of risk involved when selecting him.

OUTClarke MacArthur
LW OTT
4 months ago

MacArthur (concussion) will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

This is a big test for MacArthur as he hits game ice for the first time since Oct. 14, 2015, when he sustained a concussion just four games into the regular season. He's been through the proverbial gauntlet trying to make his return, but even when he does suit up, don't expect a whole lot of minutes from the winger. Hopefully all goes well for MacArthur -- who turns 32 years old Thursday -- so that he isn't forced to retire prematurely.