Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/8/14
The Senators got some good news Saturday. Winger Clarke MacArthur, who injured a tendon in his hand fighting with Calgary’s Chris Butler Wednesday, won’t require surgery after being sent back to Ottawa to see a specialist. MacArthur didn’t suit up Saturday against the Jets and won’t play Monday against the Nashville Predators at home either. He could return next Saturday at in Montreal against the Canadiens. "The only update I have is they don’t need to do surgery so that’s as positive as it could be," said coach Paul MacLean before Saturday’s game. "It’s more to do with pain threshold and ability to hang onto the stick. Those will be the factors that go into it." The incident took place 19 seconds into the third period of the 4-1 loss. MacArthur had just made a clean hit on Jiri Hudler and had to drop the gloves with Butler because that’s the law of the land. "It appears that’s the way it is in the NHL: It’s a No hitter league. If you hit anybody too hard you have to fight all the time. That’s just the way it is but I don’t think he had much recourse," said MacLean.
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