Despite practicing with the club Wednesday, Ryan (not injury related) remains a couple of weeks away from getting a look in the Senators' lineup, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports. Given that Ryan hasn't taken part in a game since Nov. 16, it makes sense that he'll require some full practice sessions under his belt before being considered for action. The veteran is coming off a 42-point campaign during 2018-19, likely leaving him as a fringe fantasy player and a DFS lineup candidate when he's ready to rejoin the action.
Ryan (not injury related) practiced with the team Wednesday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports. Ryan was away from the team as part of the player assistance program but appears to be working his way back into the lineup. Coach DJ Smith told reporters, "It's like missing training camp, he is a ways away but he took his first step." While Ryan won't be in action versus Colorado on Thursday, he could return any time after that.
Ryan (not injury related) has returned to training at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Ryan is still in the NHL's player assistance program, and there's still no timeline for his return, but the fact that he's resumed skating at the Senators' facility is obviously a step in the right direction. Another update on the veteran winger's status should surface once he's set to return to practice with his teammates.
Ryan will take a leave from the Senators in order to participate in the league's player assistance program, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Ryan was set to be in the lineup on Monday in Detroit, but left the Senators' pregame skate, with coach D.J. Smith saying only that Ryan wasn't feeling well, offering no details. Ryan did not dress against the Red Wings, and he will now be away from the team indefinitely while he seeks help from the NHL's player assistance program. While the winger is away, Max Veronneau and Mikkel Boedker should take on increased roles.
Ryan will enter the lineup for Monday's game against the Hurricanes. The 32-year-old has been a healthy scratch for the past two games but will finally re-enter the lineup Monday. He'll take the place of Jonathan Davidsson -- who is dealing with a lower-body injury -- on the fourth line. Ryan has just four points in 12 games this year.
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