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Despite concussion history, Clarke MacArthur says Im going to play if I can

Despite concussion history, Clarke MacArthur says Im going to play if I can
Published On: Sun, May 28
Apr 9, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur (16) is congratulated after scoring a second period goal against New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Before officially confirming that hell be back next season, Ottawa Senators winger Clarke MacArthur is hoping to get a clean bill of health.

I dont know what the play is, MacArthur said as he packed up his bags and sticks in the Senators dressing room. I just want to take a week or two and see how I feel. I still love playing the game. Ive got to talk to the doctors and take a week or so and see where I go.

MacArthurs return in April, after an 18-month post-concussion battle, was one of many feel good stories during Ottawas season.

But he revealed Saturday that he has been feeling some discomfort in the neck area.

I feel pretty good, he said. I just want to make sure Im all sorted out. Its my neck, not anything else. It should be good. From the first round (against Boston), I could feel it. I will get an MRI and go from there.

MacArthur, 32, has three years and $13.95 million remaining on his contract.

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