Ryan taking leave from Senators to enter NHL/NHLPA player assistance program
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Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program, the league announced Wednesday.

"Bobby is an important member of the Ottawa Senators family and he has our full support as he tends to this matter," Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Wednesday, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch.

Ryan left practice in Detroit early Monday, and Ottawa head coach D.J. Smith told reporters the winger wasn't feeling well.

The 32-year-old did not play Tuesday night against the Red Wings.

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Ryan taking leave from Senators to enter NHL/NHLPA player assistance program
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