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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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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

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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

It's expected that Ottawa will announce Monday that Clarke MacArthur will not play again this season.

MacArthur opened up about his harrowing season dealing with concussions and their symptoms dating back to a preseason game against Montreal, the week before the regular season began. "The headaches," MacArthur told reporter Ken Warren, "I can't even describe the feelings. It was awful." Later on in January after he announced on Twitter that he was skating again, MacArthur's enthusiasm evaporated beneath the shroud of vertigo. "I did a couple of laps, it felt all right, but that’s when we found out I had vertigo," he said. "It was like a whole new start again. I had no balance. When I went backwards, it was like I was floating around. I didn’t have a clue where I was, so I battled with that for (more than) a month." You can read the rest in vivid detail in the link below. It's an eye-opening and revealing read to say the least.
Mar 27 - 9:23 PM

Clarke MacArthur will not play Saturday against the Ducks.

There will likely be an announcement of some sort concerning MacArthur on Saturday, though. It will be determined if he will try to play in any of the Sens' last few games this season. MacArthur has missed virtually the entire campaign due to concussion symptoms. Stay tuned for the news on MacArthur's status.
Mar 26 - 9:49 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) could be back in the lineup this weekend.

It's believed that he could be ready to return against Anaheim on Saturday or on Mar. 30 at Winnipeg. MacArthur has been limited to just four games this season and he hasn't played since Oct. 14 because of a concussion problem.
Mar 21 - 10:09 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) hopes to know by the weekend when he can play again.

He was hoping to return earlier this month, but suffered a setback when he failed his baseline test. MacArthur hasn't played since Oct. 14 because of a concussion.
Mar 14 - 1:50 PM

The Senators have a plan with respect to Clarke MacArthur's return to action.

MacArthur, who has missed the entire season due to a concussion, will likely suit up for Ottawa's final five games this season. We're not expecting him do contribute much given his probable rustiness. However, it is important for MacArthur and the Sens to see him back playing before the season ends.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 5 - 10:35 AM

Clarke MacArthur (concussion) is still at least a couple weeks away from being cleared to play.

There was some speculation MacArthur might return as early as Thursday, but that has proven to be an overly optimistic projection. The silver lining is that MacArthur is still expected to return this season, although at this point he won't be playing for too long before the 2015-16 campaign wraps up.
Mar 2 - 12:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Kyle Turris
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Michael Blunden
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond