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Clarke MacArthur | Winger | #16

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (74) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Despite suffering another concussion, Clarke MacArthur isn't interested in retiring just yet.
The Sens forward has had four concussions over the last 18 months. To add insult to injury, the latest one was the result of a hit he took from teammate Patrick Sieloff during a practice. "I just still feel I’ve got logs burning on the fire," MacArthur said. "I’m not ready to do something else. I’m going to set up a landscaping company at some point but not yet ... I’m going to keep going." Oct 22 - 10:52 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Clarke MacArthur (concussion) is likely to join his teammates Sunday for the start of a three-game road trip.

"Obviously, he's not going to play," coach Guy Boucher said. "We're talking about being with the guys, being part of the routine. It would be good for him mentally, but we still haven't 100 percent decided that." He is doing better but it remains uncertain when MacArthur will be ready to return to action.
Oct 21 - 8:44 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) was on the ice Thursday prior to Ottawa's practice.

MacArthur is recovering from his fourth concussion in an 18 month period, which is obviously very concerning. The good news is that he said recently he's "feeling much better" and the fact that he skated is another step in the right direction.
Oct 20 - 3:32 PM

Clarke MacArthur is "feeling much better" as he recovers from his latest concussion.

He has been meeting with specialists, who could determine his playing future, but he has felt good for the last few days.
Oct 18 - 1:42 PM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) will visit a concussion specialist this week.

The future of his NHL career could be determined by doctors after he suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months. "The encouraging part for Clarke, compared to last year, is he's at the rink, he's got color, he looks good and he wants to come back," said GM Pierre Dorion. "But we're going to leave the decision's on Clarke's health in the hands of doctors. We'll have a better idea within the next week what's going to happen."
Oct 12 - 11:38 AM

The Ottawa Senators won't rush Clarke MacArthur back from his concussion.

MacArthur has had a long history with concussions, so the Sens don't want to force him back onto the ice or even into the weight room. "He was feeling good for the last three days," said coach Guy Boucher. "We’re not pushing the gym and all that right now. He’s done some (stationary) bike, but that’s pretty much the extent of it." Expect the team to be extremely cautious with MacArthur.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Oct 8 - 10:27 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) intends to be back as soon as he can.

He posted a picture of himself training on his Instagram account Thursday. MacArthur said: "We have been encouraged by how my body has reacted in the days since the injury and the team has been great giving me all the time I need to rest and recover. I will continue to consult with doctors and my entire support group, but I felt it was important to let everyone know that my intentions are to work towards returning to the ice soon." MacArthur hopes to start riding the bike Friday. He suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months Sunday, so there will be no rush to get him back in before he is ready.
Sep 30 - 8:19 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) is apparently feeling better than most expected.

The Senators did not update MacArthur's status on Tuesday. The team's medical staff will no doubt be very cautious with him given his history with concussions.
Sep 27 - 6:45 PM

Clarke MacArthur's (concussion) condition is "as good as we can hope right now," per Senators coach Guy Boucher.

MacArthur is experiencing what Boucher termed as "normal symptoms." MacArthur was concussed on Sunday during an intrasquad game. It's not clear how long he'll be out for, but that's par for the course when it comes to this type of injury. Given that he missed almost the entire 2015-16 campaign due to a concussion, the fact that it happened again is obviously very discouraging.
Sep 26 - 6:25 PM

Per the Ottawa Senators, Clarke MacArthur has again been diagnosed with a concussion.

MacArthur missed all but four games due to a concussion in 2015-16, so this is no doubt terrible news for him and the team. Patrick Sieloff nailed MacArthur with a hit during a scrimmage, which instigated a fight between him and Bobby Ryan in response. Clearly this does not bode well for MacArthur, but nothing outside of the diagnosis has been give yet. More to come.
Sep 25 - 12:56 PM

Clarke MacArthur had to be helped off the ice from Sunday's Senators scrimmage after being hit by Patrick Sieloff.

MacArthur is trying to make his way back from a lost season due to a concussion, he played just four games in 2015-16. While we don't have any word on the fallout of the hit, the picture in the link below, combined with his history, does not seem to bode well.
Sep 25 - 12:06 PM

After missing almost the entire 2015-16 campaign, Clarke MacArthur feels he has something to prove this season.

MacArthur last played on Oct. 14 due to post-concussion syndrome. That condition is behind him, but after missing nearly a year, rust is a factor. "I feel I have some things to prove to myself this year," MacArthur said. "It’s a big challenge for me: Can I come back and still be the player I was before after missing a year? That’s what I want to prove to myself. I feel I can. I’ve got to get my confidence early. We’ve got a lot of guys on this team who do good things offensively so I feel I just need to slip back in there and just do my small part." MacArthur will certainly be getting a good opportunity to succeed this season as his projected linemates are Derick Brassard and Bobby Ryan.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 15 - 9:52 AM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion will be glad to have Clarke MacArthur back in the lineup this coming season.

"He's the piece we missed the most last year," Dorion said. "We missed his on-ice presence, we missed his off-ice presence. Having a healthy Clarke MacArthur from Day 1 — who could have played last year he had clearance from the doctors —will be a big thing for us." He missed most of the 2015-16 campaign because of post-concussion syndrome, but he is healthy going into camp. Dorion believes MacArthur's presence in the lineup will help solidify the top-six forward group.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 14 - 3:53 PM

Clarke MacArthur is anxious for the start of training camp in the fall following a disappointing 2015-16 season.

He played in just four games and didn't appear in a game again after he suffered a concussion on Oct. 14 against Columbus. "I feel great. The last two or three weeks I've felt 110 percent and it's as good as my body has ever felt at the end of a season," he said. "Any little injuries I had are gone. It's just a matter of coming back. Hopefully, the rest does what it needs to do and I can come back and take that hit and not have to worry about it next year. I'm going to play like I'm not going to worry about it so I hope my brain follows along." MacArthur would have preferred to remove that uncertainty by getting into a game at the end of the regular season, but doctors didn't think it would be the best thing for his recovery.
Apr 18 - 10:37 AM

Confirming an earlier report, Ottawa has shut down Clarke MacArthur for the rest of the 2015-16 season.

He appeared in just four games this year because of concussion problems. MacArthur has passed the baseline test and is medically cleared to play, but the decision to keep him out was made in combination with team management and team doctors. The good news is that he should be ready for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
Mar 28 - 11:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Matt Puempel
5Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Thomas Chabot
7Chris Wideman
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond