MacArthur scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 6 versus the Bruins on Sunday. The Senators won the game 3-2 and the series 4-2. One of the unlikeliest of heroes, MacArthur scored his first goal in two years last week. His second of the series advanced Ottawa into the second round. MacArthur, who missed most of this season with a concussion, is clearly finding his game again. If there's any fantasy value to be had, it might be on the power play. Both of MacArthur's goals in the series came on the man advantage.
MacArthur scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins. It was his first goal in almost two years. MacArthur wasn't expected to play this season, but battled back from a devastating concussion in training camp to return to action four games before the playoffs. MacArthur's last goal came on April 19, 2015.
MacArthur worked with Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris on the second line in practice Tuesday, Ian Mendes of TSN reports. MacArthur returned from a lengthy absence due to a concussion late in the campaign, but he was at least able to get four games. It's great to see MacArthur return to action, and he could be a nice sleeper in postseason pools if he logs plenty of time on the power-play unit and sticks in a top-six role. Still, with his propensity for injury, there's quite a bit of risk involved when selecting him.
MacArthur (concussion) will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Red Wings. This is a big test for MacArthur as he hits game ice for the first time since Oct. 14, 2015, when he sustained a concussion just four games into the regular season. He's been through the proverbial gauntlet trying to make his return, but even when he does suit up, don't expect a whole lot of minutes from the winger. Hopefully all goes well for MacArthur -- who turns 32 years old Thursday -- so that he isn't forced to retire prematurely.
MacArthur (concussion) continues to feel good as he makes his way back from a concussion and feels he could contribute right now, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. MacArthur wants to know before leaving for the summer if it is worth it for him to come back to training camp in the fall, so he is hopeful of taking the baseline test again to see where he is in terms of progress from concussion. He has suffered multiple brain injuries over his career and it's possible he could call it quits if not enough progress has been made. MacArthur is a guy with plenty left in the tank physically, but his history with concussions makes his hockey future rather murky.
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