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. Though he remains in NHL/NHLPA player assistance program and there’s still no timeline for his return, but the fact that he’s resumed skating at the Senators’ facility is an encouraging step in his recovery process.
We could get another update once Ryan is ready to return to practice with his teammates.
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.
We wish him all the best.