It came as a shock back in November when veteran forward Bobby Ryan left the Ottawa Senators’ organization to get some help as he entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.
The 32-year-old remains out indefinitely following his decision to take part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. The team has given no further details on his decision.
However, two weeks ago, Bruce Garrioch revealed that Ryan resumed training at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre.
Then on Wednesday morning, Ryan suited up for practice and was on the ice with the rest of his teammates. This is a great update for the veteran forward.
We still don’t know when Ryan will make a return to action, however, you must admit this is a very encouraging news to see him back with his team.
Ryan has posted just one goal and four points in 16 games this season with Ottawa. He scored 15 goals and posted 42 points in 78 games with the Senators last season.
He is in his seventh season with the Senators and is currently the team’s highest-paid player, carrying a cap hit of $7.25 million through the 2021-22 season. Ryan is a veteran of 825 career games in the NHL and has 250 goals and 551 points in his NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks and Senators.