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OTTAWA -- Bobby Ryan endured pain and discomfort as he tried to help his new team find success. [url=http://www.cheapheatjerseys.com/]Wholesale Heat Jerseys[/url] . In the end, the Ottawa Senators wingers injury became too much to bear. Ryans season came to an end March 27 as he underwent surgery for a sports hernia that had been bothering him since November. "For me, individually, I felt like being here, new team, new situation and we were up and down as a team and werent where we needed to be as a team (so) I wanted to play," Ryan said. "I wanted to compete with the guys." Ryan had the support of the organization and his teammates to keep playing. Trainers did their best to help Ryan deal with the daily pain, but things finally came to a head. Ryan had hoped to wait until the end of the season to undergo surgery, but a collision with the boards in Dallas on March 22 forced him to shut things down. "We hoped that the Olympic break would really calm it down and it was quite the opposite that happened," Ryan said. "I came back and it was beyond what we thought I could play through, but to me it meant more to play at that point. It was whatever it was going to take. "When I fell into the wall in Dallas that was kind of the end of it." Ryan finished the season with 23 goals and 48 points since being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks last July. Coming into training camp Ryan was eager to play a significant role with the Senators, and looking back the 27-year-old says hes not sure how to assess his first season in Ottawa. "I dont know if happy is the right word," Ryan said. "I think Im indifferent towards it right now. Even though Ive been doing absolutely nothing there hasnt been a whole lot of time to reflect on it. There were certainly games that Im going to remember and if we end up missing (the playoffs) by four, five, six points theres going to be games that a lot of us remember." As a whole Ryan said he cant help but feel a little frustrated by how the injury affected his performance. Ryan will be heading into the final year of his contract next season, and while he hasnt given much thought to his status he said he would be happy to stay in Ottawa. "I love it here, we (Ryan and fiancee Danielle Rhodes) love it here more importantly," said Ryan. "Its been a great change for us. When the time comes if thats the route (general manager Bryan Murray) wants to go to sit down and have conversations well certainly do that." Ryan went as far as saying that he could even see himself having a long future with Ottawa. Recovery from the surgery isnt expected to hamper Ryans off-season training. For now he is extremely limited, but will be able to start light training in the next couple of weeks and then should be fine to resume his regular training regimen over the summer. While the rest of his teammates arent ready to call it a season just yet, the Senators slim hopes of making the playoffs suffered dramatically with Wednesdays 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders. With six games remaining the Senators are focused on finishing strong starting with Fridays game against the Montreal Canadiens. The last time the two teams met the Senators suffered a crushing overtime loss in was the first of what turned out to be a five-game losing streak, which many point to as the turning point of Ottawas season. "That was a tough game," said forward Clarke MacArthur. "We let that one get away. Thats just learning to play with confidence when you have the lead and knowing how to play when you have the lead." Games against Montreal are usually competitive, and on Friday the Senators will be looking for redemption. "You always want to play hard against them, theyre a competitive team," added MacArthur. "We wont have any trouble getting up for that one." As a group the Senators are at a loss to explain how things slipped away, but realize consistency was likely the biggest problem. "The potential that we have on our team and in our lineup is there," said defenceman Marc Methot. "We have the skill set we just couldnt seem to put it together and ultimately I think thats what killed us." Senators coach Paul MacLean said the team spent too much time in their own zone, allowed too many turnovers and took too many penalties The Senators are the second-most penalized team in the league with 404 infractions. The Flyers lead the league with 405. When asked how to change the mindset MacLean made it sound simple. "Practice is the first solution we have and the next solution I guess is different players." For now MacLean says hes focused on the next six games and says the team has to be ready for its next opponent and cant speculate on what changes might be made for next season. "We could say we can change everything, but the reality is you cant just blow everything up," said MacLean. "Weve done a lot of good work here in the last three years. It doesnt look like it right now, but weve had a lot of growth in a lot of our players and we need to recognize that." Notes: D Erik Karlsson was given a maintenance day Thursday. C Jason Spezza did not skate and will be a game day decision Friday. D Jared Cowen and LW Colin Greening are both expected to miss Friday and Saturdays game. G Craig Anderson will get the start against Montreal. [url=http://www.cheapheatjerseys.com/]Cheap Swingman Heat Jerseys[/url] . Ashton scored a hat trick -- giving him 13 goals in 16 AHL games this season -- to power the Toronto Marlies to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Lake Erie Monsters in AHL action on Sunday. [url=http://www.cheapheatjerseys.com/]Cheap Miami Heat Jerseys[/url] . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. [url=http://www.cheapheatjerseys.com/]http://www.cheapheatjerseys.com/[/url] .3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Michael Cuddyer on Monday.Following two major trades in the CFL last week, TSNs Jan Staniszewski breaks down how each player will fit in with their new team and what each general manager had to say about their move. January 15th, 2015 Ottawa – acquires international receiver Maurice Price Calgary – acquires international linebacker Jasper Simmons and international receiver Dan Buckner What the GM had to say Marcel Desjardins, Ottawa Redblacks: “Maurice Price gives us a legitimate downfield threat, he will probably play wide receiver but with a new offensive coordinator in Jason Maas there is a slight chance that he could be moved to the slot.” John Hufnagel, Calgary Stampeders: “It wasn’t an easy decision but the emergence and presence of other playmaking receivers on our roster allowed us to make this trade and acquire two potentially valuable assets. “ The Skinny For Ottawa - Maurice Price will be the playmaker and downfield threat that Henry Burris needed last season. Price caught 12 touchdowns in just three seasons with the Stampeders and has two years left on his contract. He will likely replace Wallace Miles, who is set to become a free agent on February 10th. Miles turned down two different contracts late last season. Simmons will likely be replaced at outside linebacker by either Damaso Munoz or David Hinds, with Justin Cudworth and Charles Clay potentially also in the mix. For Calgary - Simmons was the Redblacks nominee for the Most Outstanding Player and Defensive Player of the year award in 2014. He will battle for playing time with outside linebacker Deron Mayo and middle linebacker Juwan Simpson in Calgary. [url=http://www.cheapheatjerseys.com/]Cheap Heat Jerseys China[/url]. Simmons will be in tough to win a full-time position but he will give John Hufnagel great depth and a very good special teams player. Dan Buckner might get lost in the Stampeders very deep receiving corps. January 16th, 2015 Montreal – acquires international slotback Fred Stamps Edmonton – acquires international wide receiver Kenny Stafford What the GM had to say Jim Popp, Montreal Alouettes: “We did our due diligence with Fred. I spoke with current Als special teams coach Kavis Reed who coached him just two seasons ago and our current quarterback Jonathan Crompton. They both had great things to say about him and his character… We think Fred has two or three good years left.” The Skinny For Montreal – The Alouettes get a former four-year CFL All-Star to replace Duron Carter, who is certainly set to sign in the NFL, and/or a replacement in the slot for SJ Green, who many think will test free agency on February 10th. Jim Popp had this to say about long-time Alouette SJ Green; “If SJ wants be here, he will. We offered him a contract that would make him the highest paid player in the CFL that wasn’t a quarterback.” For Edmonton - The Eskimos clear some salary cap space with the move of Stamps, who was making in the neighborhood of $150,000. Stafford is making less than half of that and is only 25-years-old. He will battle for a spot on the team in training camp. 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