MacArthur is tired of being away from the Sens and wants to be a part of the team. While it's a good sign that he's able to travel, the winger remains out with his second concussion in the past year.
It's great to see that MacArthur is improving, but the winger is still without a timetable to return. Even when he does, the 31-year-old will be eased back into action.
MacArthur will visit a concussion specialist in the near future after suffering his second in as many seasons. He missed all of last year with the injury, but made a recovery before taking a hit from teammate Patrick Sieloff that resulted in his second. More on his prognosis could surface following the doctor visit, but he will at least begin the season on IR.
While the date of the visit is unconfirmed, it will happen this week. This essentially rules MacArthur out for the opener against Toronto, which was a forgone conclusion before the news of a scheduled appointment. With his history of concussions, it's tough to gauge when we'll see the winger on ice again.
The Sens are not trying to rush MacArthur (concussion) back, who has been improving the past few days but has only progressed to riding a stationary bike, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Ryan Dzingel has cemented himself on the second line, replacing MacArthur for the time being. The 31-year-old has not seen game action in a year, as his 2015-16 campaign was cut short by a concussion and he never fully recovered until the offseason. The minimal progress almost certainly rules the winger out for the season opener, and with a history of head injuries, the Sens are taking a cautious approach with the veteran and it's hard to tell when we'll see him take the ice again.