Healthy Now, Senators’ MacArthur Raring to Go
If Clarke MacArthur had his way, training camp would be right around the corner.
At this point, he’s got awhile to wait.
But after sitting down with new coach Guy Boucher during last week’s NHL entry draft fesitvities in Buffalo, the Senators winger is excited about getting the season started, especially after missing nearly all of last year with post-concussion syndrome.
MacArthur is feeling good and is on the ice two days a week at his off-season home in Rochester with a skating instructor so he can stay sharp before ramping it up in August and then returning to Ottawa in September.
A lot of what he’s doing right now is skill development.
“I usually don’t skate until August but I just felt with the time off last year, it would be good to knock the rust off sooner than later and give myself a better chance,” MacArthur said on the weekend. “I feel better on the ice and I feel as good as I’ve felt, so we’ll see what happens.”