After 11-game absence, Bobby Ryan back for Sens

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Some good news for Ottawa on Tuesday, one day after losing Mark Stone week-to-week with a lower-body ailment.

Bobby Ryan, who’s been out since Feb. 18 with a broken finger, will make his return to the lineup tonight when the Sens host Tampa Bay. Ryan’s missed the last 11 games with the injury, and his comeback with coincide with that of Kyle Turris, who also draws back in this evening after missing the last three games from a finger injury of his own.

Ryan will play alongside center Derick Brassard and trade deadline pickup Alex Burrows on the second line. Turris will play No. 1 center minutes between Zack Smith and Ryan Dzingel.

It’ll be interesting to see if Ryan can get his offensive game on track. A three-time 30-goal scorer, he’s only found the back of the net 12 times in 50 games this year, putting him on pace for just 16.

 

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