Duke (shoulder) will be sidelined for the first 4-6 months of the 2017-18 season, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Duke originally sustained the injury on Sept. 14 in a rookie game, and now it's confirmed he'll be out until at least after the All-Star break. The Canadian posted an impressive 71-point campaign last season in the WHL, and could be in the running for a bottom-six role if he's able to return before the end of the 2017-18 campaign. He'll likely be placed on injured reserve soon.

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