Senators' Bobby Ryan would be happy to stay

Bobby Ryan could become a free agent July 1, 2015. (Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)

Bobby Ryan could become a free agent July 1, 2015. (Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:03 PM ET

Bobby Ryan apparently knows how to leave a room, too.

The Senators winger who told Ottawa he was "coming in hot" when he was acquired in a trade from Anaheim last summer also said all the right things when he addressed the media Thursday, the first time he has talked since season-ending surgery a week ago and probably the last time he'll do so until next September's training camp.

That is, unless there's a press conference before that to announce he has signed a contract extension.

Ryan, an American who some fans here were reluctant to embrace for fear he'd bolt south as soon as he became a free agent in 15 months, made it quite clear he and fiance Danielle Rhodes have no desire to move.


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