The Ottawa Senators just might have caught a huge break with the Olympic Break now in effect for them.
Clarke MacArthur injured his foot in the first period and did not return to today’s 7-2 loss against the Boston Bruins. Rotoworld.com says to consider him day-to-day for now. If it stays that way, the Senators will be all good. With the two week break for the Olympics, he then should be able to play with the Senators when they get back to playing.
However, if it turns out to be a bigger problem, then the Senators could be in trouble. MacArthur has been a huge surprise for the Senators this season after the Toronto Maple Leafs chose not to bring him back after last season.
In 57 games this season, MacArthur has 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points. If he can continue on the pace that he is on, he might get close to breaking his career-best point total of 62, set in the 2009-10 season while with the Leafs.
The Senators have been struggling to keep up with the teams fighting for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. If MacArthur’s injury is bigger than thought, the Senators could be in even more trouble. MacArthur’s production has been a big part of the Senators offense and to lose him would leave a team that has trouble scoring with even less scoring.
For the Senators’ sake, let’s hope MacArthur is all healed up and ready to go before the Olympics end in two weeks.