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Ryan leaves Senators scrimmage after collision

by Staff

Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan left a training camp scrimmage Sunday in the second period following a collision with center Kyle Turris behind the net. He was kept off the ice for precautionary reasons and will not play in either of the Senators' preseason games Monday against the New York Islanders in St. John's, Newfoundland, according to the Ottawa Sun.

"It was a broken play," Ryan told the Senators website. "[Turris] was circling one way behind the net and I was circling the other. I think we both had a pretty good head of steam and never saw each other; just took it right in the chin a little bit. It's alarming, I guess, is the right word for it. They were very, very cautious with it and just said let's calm things down right away."

"When I talked to everybody real quickly they said it wasn't worth it to go back out in those conditions. Let's just call it a day and re-evaluate [Monday]."

Ryan said he has not experienced concussion symptoms from the collision.

"I talked to the doctor and he said we have to wait and see if symptoms appear, and they haven't," Ryan said. "I said after I came off I felt fine two minutes later and haven't had any issues like that since. I think that they're positive that it won't be, but I guess symptoms can come for 24 hours or what not. But I haven't felt any."

Ryan scored 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games for the Senators in 2013-14 before his season ended in late March when he had surgery to repair a sports hernia. Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks on July 5, 2013, Ryan has 170 goals in seven NHL seasons.

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