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Ottawa Senators' owner Melnyk wants to ensure fans can make safe return

January 4, 2021

Eugene Melnyk would love to see fans back in the seats at the Canadian Tire Centre. And, the Ottawa Senators’ owner is hopeful someday soon that will be the case.

While the reality is it may not happen during this 56-game season with the province of Ontario in lockdown until at least Jan. 23 and the case count of COVID-19 taking almost a daily rise in Ottawa, Melnyk remains optimistic Senators’ faithful will be able to make a safe return when the club gets the green light from health authorities.

Speaking on the Naz and Wally Sports Hour on Zoomer radio in Toronto Sunday morning, Melnyk expanded on the club’s plan to allow 6,000 people on a nightly basis at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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