OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators wing Bobby Ryan, their hottest forward recently, said he expects to play Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Canadian Tire Centre (7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, CITY, TCN-PH).
Ryan, who has three goals and five assists in his past seven games, was hit into the boards by Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard and left the game late in the third period Thursday with an undisclosed injury.
“I’m really happy with everything we did over the last 36 hours to prepare for it, so we’ll have another conversation tonight, but the plan is to play," Ryan said. "We’ll see. It was scary for 15, 20 minutes, but once things calmed down it was nice. There’s never an ideal time to be hurt, but when you’re playing OK and feeling good you don’t want that train to stop rolling. It’s a huge relief.”