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Ryan practices with Senators a day after taking head shot

The Canadian Press

11/16/2013 2:57:22 PM

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators were relieved to see Bobby Ryan on the ice at practice Saturday afternoon.

Ryan left Friday's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins after taking an elbow to the face from Dennis Seidenberg late in the third period and missed the final three minutes of the game.

The two were going for a puck in the corner and collided shortly after Ryan had given the Senators a 4-2 lead. Ryan said he was hit "right on the button," and admitted it was a "weird feeling."

"I spent quite a bit of time in the other room kind of loosening things up and getting moving," said Ryan. "But I felt a lot better today than last night that's for sure."

Ryan wasn't sure if he was going to be able to practise in preparation for Sunday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets when he arrived at the arena on Saturday morning. Still, he was able to get on the ice with his teammates and participate in a full day of work.

As of now Ryan is questionable for Sunday and will undergo further evaluation to ensure there is no further risk of injury.