Sunday, February 19, 2017

NHL news: Sens' Ryan out indefinitely with injury



The Ottawa Senators are having an amazing 2016-17 season. They are second in the Atlantic division with a record of  31-19-6 (68 points), and have 3 games in hand on the Montreal Canadiens, who are in first place with 70 points (just 2 higher than the Sens' 68). Guys like Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith are having great seasons. But something that occurred today could bring them down a step. Forward Bobby Ryan was injured in Saturday's win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and is marked out indefinitely. The injury is on his right index finger, after taking a shot off of it Saturday. Ryan missed 5 games earlier this season with an injury to the same finger. It seems to be broken. "He got a shot on the hand," Senators' head coach Guy Boucher said via the Ottawa Citizen. "He finished the game but he's out indefinitely. It could be [broken]. They're checking today again but it could be [broken]. He'll be out for awhile. If it's broken, we're talking three-to-six weeks." Ryan has 12 goals and 12 assists (24 points) in 50 games this season. He's been hot lately, with 3 points in the last 2 games. It looks like winger Curtis Lazar will play in Ryan's place Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets. Ryan isn't having an amazing year this year, but he once put up 71 points in a season (2010-11). He has 63 goals and 158 points over 3 seasons with the Sens, not including this year (that 71 point season was when he was a member of the Anaheim Ducks).

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