MacArthur played in a golf tournament in July and has reportedly retired from hockey, Spectrum News Rochester reports.
MacArthur never actually officially retired from the NHL, so it's still technically possible that he could come back, but odds are that the 33-year-old has decided not to take any more chances with his health after a long history of concussions. With that being the case, he obviously won't be a factor on fantasy rosters barring a massive change in his health diagnosis.
Senators GM Pierre Dorion told TSN 1200 that MacArthur, who's battled several neck and concussion injuries, may have played his last NHL game, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
The GM used the words "highly doubtful" that MacArthur will be able to hit game ice in the NHL ever again. The scoring winger did make a courageous return in time for the tail end of the 2016-17 campaign, as well as the corresponding postseason, but he's appeared in only eight regular-season games the past two years. Assuming this is the last we see of MacArthur, he finishes with 304 points (133 goals, 171 assists) over 552 career contests.
MacArthur (neck) appeared to be over his injury woes heading in to 2017-18, but he failed his medical Thursday.
MacArthur has a well-documented history of concussions, which have limited him to just four regular season games in each of the last two campaigns. When MacArthur suffered the neck injury in the 2017 postseason, the team said it was not concussion-related, but there's a possibility that there were further effects as time progressed. Ottawa hasn't given any information as to MacArthur's timeline for recovery, but the team should release additional updates as they become available.
MacArthur (neck) was invited to the Senators' training camp, with physical fitness testing set to commence Thursday morning.
MacArthur's battle with concussions has been well documented, but it was never clear whether his neck injury from May was directly linked to that serious condition. The Alberta native managed to appear in 19 playoff contests this past spring, but it's worth noting that he has played in all 82 regular-season games just once over his 11-year NHL career; he remains quite the dice roll in fantasy as a result.
MacArthur was playing with an ongoing neck injury, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.
It is unclear if MacArthur's neck injury is related to the concussions that kept him out for all but the final four games of the regular season. The winger was crucial to the Senators' postseason run, as he racked up three goals and six helpers during the playoffs. General manager Pierre Dorion didn't seem overly concerned about this ailment's long-term impact, so look for the 32-year-old to be ready for a full 82-game season next year.
MacArthur scored a second-period goal during Friday's Game 4 loss to Pittsburgh.
With Ottawa down 3-0, MacArthur scored an important goal to keep the Senators within striking distance in Game 4. The final score was 3-2, and the comeback fell short, but it wasn't a cakewalk for the Penguins. While this was just the third goal of the playoffs for MacArthur, he's registered six points and 13 shots through his past six games. The veteran winger is playing well for Ottawa and is worth considering in daily contests while moving the offensive needle.
MacArthur recorded two first-period assists during Tuesday's Game 6 win over the Rangers.
The veteran winger helped Ottawa grab a two-goal lead in the opening frame, and the Senators never looked back. MacArthur didn't make a significant impact on the series until the past two games, but his four assists in Games 5 and 6 were critical to eliminating the Rangers. After playing just eight regular-season games over the past two seasons, MacArthur's return is a feel-good story, and his recent uptick in production has been a huge boost for Ottawa.
MacArthur set up two goals in Saturday's Game 5, 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.
These were MacArthur's first points this series. He continues to be a main story of the postseason after appearing in just four games in this season and four the previous one, all because of concussion symptoms.
MacArthur left Saturday's Game 2 with a pinched nerve in his shoulder but will be in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Fans of the game will be happy to hear the news, as there were fears that yet another concussion was what forced MacArthur out of Game 2. In eight postseason contests, MacArthur has tallied two goals and zero assists, but has the potential to break out offensively due to the sheer amount of power-play time he receives (averaging 3:24 per game).
MacArthur left Saturday's Game 2 against the Rangers with an apparent injury, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
While MacArthur hasn't officially been ruled out at this moment, he missed the final 14:23 of the second period, with no sign of a return. MacArthur only just returned from a serious concussion that almost ended his career, so obviously until we know what's wrong there is reason for concern.
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 whether it's worth it for him to come back to training camp in the fall, so he's hopeful of taking the baseline test again to see where he is in terms of progress from concussion. He's 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 of concussions makes his hockey future rather murky.
MacArthur (concussion) was on the ice before Wednesday's practice taking shots at goalie school, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
MacArthur is battling back from a concussion suffered in training camp, the fourth in 18 months for the veteran. The club is taking it slow with his recovery since there is real concern that his post-concussion syndrome could affect him for the rest of his career and in everyday life. Ottawa has added plenty of depth at forward, so there's no reason to rush MacArthur back this season.
MacArthur (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of the season, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
MacArthur sustained his fourth concussion in the past 18 months in training camp, and the obvious concern is that the post-concussion syndrome could affect him for the rest of his career and in everyday life. It's a sad development, but as much as the Senators would like to have the top-six forward in the lineup, keeping him away from the intense grind of hockey seems like a wise choice at this juncture.
MacArthur (concussion) did some skating Saturday, but the Senators have no timetable for his return, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen reports. "We're trying to move onto the next step and it's just the beginning so there's nothing new" coach Guy Boucher said.
MacArthur is believed to have underwent a baseline test Friday to determine the next step in his recovery process from post-concussion syndrome, but the Senators haven't provided any confirmation on that matter, nor have they outlined a rehab plan for the winger. He hasn't appeared in a game since Oct. 14, 2015 and likely still remains at least another week away from a return, even if he's able to resume practicing in the next few days.
Coach Guy Boucher indicated Saturday that MacArthur (concussion) could be in line for a late January or early February return to the lineup, the Ottawa Sun reports.
MacArthur has been sidelined for all of this season and most of last season due to separate concussions, but the veteran appears to finally have a timetable for a potential return. The winger's status should be updated again as he draws closer to rejoining the lineup, which will be preceded by an activation off injured reserve.
MacArthur (concussion) will not make his return Jan. 7 against the Capitals, but he will look to be cleared after Christmas, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
MacArthur is still completely confident he will play this season. The winger will have multiple chances in early January if he passes his concussion tests, as the Sens have a four-game home stand beginning Jan. 7. While his return isn't guaranteed, the 31-year-old could be a decent stash if he's able to return to full health and step back into the lineup. Ottawa would welcome back his scoring mindset, although it should be expected that MacArthur will be eased back into action once he's ready.