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Bobby Ryan has returned to the Senators on Wednesday after several weeks in a treatment program.

Bobby Ryan has returned to the Senators after several weeks in a treatment program.

The Senators highest paid player left the team late November, for undisclosed personal reasons and entered the NHL Players’ Assistance program.

Senators head coach D.J. Smith says the team is happy to have Ryan back.

"When you have tough times, that's what teammates and family are for. The guys were certainly happy to have him back," said Smith on Wednesday after practice.

“When you have tough times, that’s what teammates and family are for. The guys were certainly happy to have him back."

D.J. Smith spoke about Bobby’s return, his line-up and more after today’s practice. pic.twitter.com/42DL5AZ5S0

— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 5, 2020

The Senators tweeted a welcome back message to Ryan, it is not known when he will return to lineup.

“We’re looking forward to seeing him compete with us on a daily basis and work his way back into the line-up.”

Craig Anderson and the #Sens talk about Bobby Ryan returning to practice with the team. pic.twitter.com/3Hs8wxTR6m

— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 5, 2020