Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Tuesday during an appearance on TSN Radio 1200 that he doesn’t expect Clarke MacArthur to play for the team this season.

MacArthur failed his medical upon reporting to training camp with the Senators in September and has since moved out of Canada.

Dorion said the team would consider giving MacArthur another chance next season - the second last on year on his contract - but did not sound optimistic.

"Oh, I doubt that one," Dorion said when asked if MacArthur could join the team. "He's moved to Florida, if I'm not mistaken. And after failing that medical... You know what, if he wants to come back next year and try, we'd definitely look at it.

"Clarke was a big part of our playoff success, but I think health [and] family comes before hockey any day... I couldn't be responsible for allowing him to play after doctors said that he failed his medical."

MacArthur, 32, made a surprising return to the NHL last season in April despite having been ruled out for the year after a training camp concussion.