Kyle Turris is Being Shut Down

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray told TSN on Monday that the team is shutting down center Kyle Turris. He’ll be out of the lineup “indefinitely” while he recovers from a high ankle sprain.

With no timetable presented by Murray, it’s not clear if Turris would be available again if the Senators should go on a run like they did last year and make the postseason. At this point Turris says that they aren’t ruling anything out, including a return this season.

Turris played in Saturday’s game, but he’s seen significantly less ice time in his last three contests than his season average of 19:42. He didn’t cross 15 minutes in any of those contests.

Turris has posted 13 goals and 30 points through 57 games this season. That’s a significantly slower scoring pace for the 26-year-old than his career-high 64 points last season. He’s played 25 games since suffering the initial injury and hasn’t been himself in those games. That surely accounts for a big portion of the dip in his scoring.

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