Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur will sit out their game Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets with a hand injury and is doubtful for Monday against the Nashville Predators, coach Paul MacLean said after practice Friday.
SOG: 117 | +/-: 7
MacArthur left Ottawa's 4-1 road loss Wednesday against the Calgary Flames early in the third period after engaging with defenseman Chris Butler. The encounter, which came 19 seconds into the period with Ottawa trailing 3-0, began after MacArthur knocked Flames leading scorer Jiri Hudler into the boards. Hudler lay on the ice after the hit and is out at least two games with an upper-body injury.
MacArthur ranks third on the Senators with 19 goals and is tied for fourth with 44 points in 62 games.
"That's a big loss," MacLean said. "But it's also, as we've said lots of times in the past, it's a good opportunity too. Somebody else gets to step up and play in that spot."