Duchene (lower body) has been designated for injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. While the team has not provided any additional details regarding Duchene's lower-body issue, the fact that he is on injured reserve likely confirms the initial reports of a long-term absence. At a minimum, the All-Star center will miss the next three games. Prior to sustaining his injury, Duchene racked up 34 points in 29 games and was sporting a career-high 19.4 shooting percentage. Chris Tierney should see the biggest uptick in ice time, as he figures to assume a top-six role in Duchene's stead.
According to coach Guy Boucher, Duchene (lower body) "could be" dealing with a long-term injury, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Sun reports. It'd obviously be a huge blow to the Senators and fantasy owners alike if Duchene's sidelined long term, as he's been Ottawa's best forward this season, leading the team in scoring with 12 goals and 34 points in 27 games. Another update on the 27-year-old's condition will be released in the coming days.
Duchene (lower body) won't return to Thursday's game. Duchene left in obvious discomfort, and the forward's status beyond Thursday's contest remains to be seen. He was minus-1 in 8:04 prior to departing. Look for Ottawa to update his status ahead of Saturday's game against the Penguins.
Duchene exited Thursday's game against the Canadiens due to an undisclosed injury, Steve Warne of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. The Senators have yet to release any details regarding Duchene's status, but at this point it appears as though he's likely a long shot to return to Thursday's contest. Another update on his status should surface prior to Saturday's game against the Penguins.
Duchene picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Rangers. Duchene finishes a torrid month of November that featured 22 points in 15 games, including eight goals and 13 helpers in the past 12 contests. The Senators usually give up a lot of goals, but their top offensive players are big-time point producers. Whether he's dealt in a trade or stays put, Duchene should continue scoring at a prolific rate.
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