Senators' MacArthur fails medical test

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:20 PM Ottawa Senators veteran forward Clarke MacArthur failed his medical test Thursday and will not be with the team for training camp, general manager Pierre Dorion said.

MacArthur, who returned to the lineup in April after an 18-month absence while dealing with post-concussion symptoms, was examined on the opening day of Ottawa's camp.

Dorion declined to divulge many details on the condition of MacArthur, who played in the final four games of the regular season and 19 postseason contests as the Senators advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.

"Right now, we don't know much, but he won't be part of camp," said Dorion, per the Ottawa Citizen. "He was disappointed, but at the same time, he looked in great shape (skating). He trained all summer."

MacArthur scored the game-winning goal in overtime to clinch Ottawa's first-round series win over Boston, but reported dealing with neck pain following the Senators' playoff run.

"We know Clarke worked hard last year to come back," Dorion said. "We have to think about the person first here. I think we always have an obligation as an organization to do that. Everything has come so quick that I really don't have much more about the situation."

The 32-year-old MacArthur scored at least 20 goals on three occasions, including a career-best 24 with the Senators in 2013-14.

In 11 seasons with Buffalo, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa, MacArthur recorded 133 goals and 171 assists in 552 regular-season games.






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