Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/13
The Ottawa Senators will wait until Sunday to decide if star winger Bobby Ryan is ready to suit up for an afternoon game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ryan left late in Friday night’s 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins after taking an elbow to the head from defenceman Dennis Seidenberg. The Senators’ leading scorer (10 goals and 10 assists in 19 games) did skate with the team at a short practice Saturday afternoon, but wasn’t sure if he’d be ready to play in a game. “We weren’t sure, coming into the rink this morning, if (he’d be able to participate) and I spent quite a bit of time in the other room just kind of loosening things up and getting moving, but I felt a lot better today than I did last night, that’s for sure,” he said. Ryan said he still had some stiffness in his back, shoulders and neck, but he wasn’t having any issues with his head — the principal point of contact. Ryan added he saw the replay of the hit and Seidenberg “definitely connected,” but he wasn’t about to play league disciplinarian.
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