Sunday, September 25, 2016

Watch: Clarke MacArthur Suffers Concussion in Scrimmage, Scrum Ensues

Senators vet Clarke MacArthur was hoping to make a comeback in 2016-17 after missing all but four games due to post-concussion syndrome. Now his future on the ice is in jeopardy again.

MacArthur was hit hard by Senators' defenseman Patrick Sieloff and after laying out on the ice for a while, left the Senators intrasquad scrimmage. He was later ruled to have suffered a concussion and is day-to-day.

Senator forward Bobby Ryan immediately went after Sieloff, brawling with him at center ice. After that was open, Chris Neil went after Sieloff, forcing Sieloff's removal from the game.

Senators coach Guy Boucher told Sportsnet that he did not feel that the hit was intentional.

"There was nothing pre-meditated, nothing exaggerated, but it's sad because it happened to someone that's important in the room and someone we wish well because of what happened last year," he said.

Sieloff, a second round section of Calgary in the 2012 draft (42nd overall), was traded in the off-season to Ottawa for Alex Chiasson. He has played in one NHL game to date.