Senators’ Bobby Ryan likely to return to lineup vs. Predators

Bobby Ryan speaks with the media about his road to recovery in his battle with alcohol.

Bobby Ryan is likely to make his return to the Ottawa Senators lineup Tuesday against the Nashville Predators, according to general manager Pierre Dorion.

Ryan has not played since Nov. 16 and entered in the joint NHL/NHL Players Association assistance program back on Nov. 20. In 16 games this season, the 32-year-old has four points.

Matthew Peca is expected to make his debut with the Senators against the Columbus Blue Jackets after he was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.The team also recalled forward Rudolfs Balcers from the AHL’s Belleville Senators.

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