Senators' Clarke MacArthur out with hand injury

Senators winger Clarke MacArthur celebrates after teammate Erik Karlsson (not pictured) scored a...

Senators winger Clarke MacArthur celebrates after teammate Erik Karlsson (not pictured) scored a goal against the Lightning in Tampa, Fla., during NHL action earlier this season. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Senators battle for a playoff spot took another hit.

Winger Clarke MacArthur, who was injured in a fight with Calgary's Chris Butler Wednesday night, has suffered a tendon injury to his hand and is out indefinitely.

He was forced to fight after hitting Jiri Hudler 19 seconds into the third.

While the Senators spent their off-day in Banff, MacArthur, who has 44 points in 62 games this season, was making his way back to Ottawa and won't play Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg.

He hasn't been ruled out for Monday against the Nashville Predators but coach Paul MacLean didn't sound optimistic either. MacArthur is seeing a specialist to determined the time frame.


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