Duchene (lower body) is out 3-to-5 weeks and was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Duchene logged just 12:19 of ice time in Thursday's loss to the Panthers, so it's possible he suffered this injury during that game. The 30-year-old has recorded eight points through 23 games this year, and he'll aim to return in late March. Until Duchene returns, Mikael Granlund and Ryan Johansen are locked into the top two center positions.
Duchene extended his current pointless streak to five games Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Now with just eight points in 20 games along with a team-worst minus-12 rating, Duchene is currently on pace to put up the worst offensive totals of his career. The Predators are going to need much more from their No. 2 center if they expect to claw their way back into a playoff spot in the Central Division. Bench Duchene for now until he can find a way to right the ship.
Duchene scored a goal on his only shot in a 3-2 win over Detroit on Thursday.
Duchene put the Predators on top 2-1 with 41 seconds left in the second period, driving the net to finish off a 2-on-1 with Roman Josi. It was just the third goal of the year for Duchene, although all three have come over his last five games.
Duchene posted a power-play assist and went minus-3 in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning.
Duchene dropped a pass back to Dante Fabbro, who struck for the Predators' only goal in the contest. The 30-year-old Duchene has been inconsistent through 12 games this season, notching two goals and four helpers. He has a minus-8 rating and 28 shots on net.
Duchene scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over the Panthers.
Duchene potted his first two goals of the season, including the game-tying power-play marker with 4:14 remaining in regulation. The two-time 30-goal scorer came into this one with a paltry three assists in nine games, but hopefully this breakout performance will get Duchene going.
Duchene notched his first helper of the season in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Duchene is looking to rebound from a mediocre showing last season that saw him notch just 13 goals and 42 points. Unfortunately, he's currently skating primarily on the Preds' second line alongside Erik Haula and Luke Kunin, which doesn't exactly project as a high-scoring line combination. That said, Duchene does see quality minutes on the top power-play unit with the likes of Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi, so hopefully he can add more than his fair share of points with the man advantage this season. For fantasy purposes, however, he's still a second- or even third-tier center option in most standard formats.
Duchene (undisclosed) is on the ice for Friday's practice, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Duchene was sidelined for the first four days of camp with an undisclosed issue, but it appears as though he's now 100 percent healthy and ready for Friday night's intrasquad scrimmage. The 29-year-old will be looking to bounce back in 2020-21 after a disappointing 2019-20 campaign in which he managed just 13 goals and 42 points in 66 contests.
Coach John Hynes deemed Duchene (undisclosed) unfit to practice on the first day of training camp Monday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Duchene might be finishing up his quarantine if he arrived to Nashville a little later than most teammates, but it's also possible that he's dealing with an injury. Either way, there has been no indication that his status for the Jan. 14 season opener against Columbus is in jeopardy at this point.
Duchene scored a power-play goal in a 2-0 win over Dallas on Thursday.
Duchene only has 13 goals this year but has scored five of them with the man advantage, so he's making the most of his opportunities on Nashville power plays. He'll be looking forward to hitting the road for the next five games, as nine of Duchene's 13 goals on the year have come away from home.
Duchene posted an assist in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Oilers.
Duchene applied pressure on the forecheck and won the puck, setting up Calle Jarnkrok's goal at 2:28 of the second period to tie the game at two. With the helper, Duchene reached the 40-point threshold (12 goals, 28 assists). He's added 132 shots and a minus-3 rating in 62 appearances this year.
Duchene notched an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Duchene snapped a four-game point drought when he earned the secondary helper on Mikael Granlund's overtime winner. With the assist, Duchene is at 39 points and 130 shots through 60 games this year, far below his 31-goal, 70-point pace from a season ago.
Duchene snapped a four-game pointless streak with a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
Now with just 37 points in 54 games this season, Duchene is on pace for a 55-point season, a fairly significant step back from the 70 points he posted last year. While he hasn't been the savior the Preds hoped he'd be, from a fantasy perspective Duchene is still a decent play most nights, centering the team's second line with Filip Forsberg and Kyle Turris.
Duchene notched an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Jets.
Duchene made a big defensive play in overtime, which led to Mikael Granlund's game-winning tally. In 49 contests, Duchene has 11 goals and 35 points. He's added 110 shots on goal and 35 hits this season. While the offensive pace isn't what we've come to expect from the 29-year-old, he could still conceivably reach 50 points.
Duchene recorded an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.
Duchene got the puck to Filip Forsberg, who proceeded to score the Predators' first goal lacrosse-style. In his last 10 games, Duchene has two goals and eight helpers. The 28-year-old is up to 31 points, 95 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating through 42 contests in his first season with the Predators, which has seen him fail to replicate last year's 70-point pace so far.
Duchene scored a goal on his only shot and had four hits in Thursday's 5-2 win over Chicago. He also won six of nine faceoffs (66.7 percent).
Duchene extended Nashville's lead to 3-0 late in the first period and that goal ended up being the game-winner after Chicago made a late rally. Duchene is on a four-game point streak (two goals, four assists) and is up to 10 goals and 30 points in 40 games for the season.
Duchene (illness) had one assist and three shots with a minus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Boston.
Duchene was back in the lineup after missing two contests with his illness, and he was able to log a regular shift in his return. He assisted Filip Forsberg's power-play goal in the second period, giving Duchene five points (one goal, four assists) in his last three games. The 28-year-old has just two goals since the start of December, however, and has nine goals and 20 assists in 39 games on the season.
Duchene (illness) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Bruins, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Duchene missed the last two games due to an illness, but he's back in the fold. The 28-year-old pivot's goal-scoring has gone down this year with just nine tallies through 38 games. He'll look to get back on track as the Predators look to claw their way back into the playoff picture, and he's getting plenty of opportunities with an average of 3:10 on the power play per game.
Duchene (illness) will not suit up for Sunday's contest in Anaheim.
Duchene missed both games this weekend with his illness. The 28-year-old forward has nine goals and 28 points in 38 games this season. His next chance to suit up will be Tuesday against the Bruins.
Duchene (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Kings.
Duchene and Dante Fabbro (upper body) are both out for the contest. Expect Yakov Trenin to enter the lineup in a bottom-six role, while Craig Smith could be in line for second-line minutes Saturday. The Predators play in Anaheim on Sunday -- it's unclear if Duchene will be well enough to play in time for that contest.
Duchene scored a goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.
Duchene cashed in on a five-on-three situation, and then set up Dante Fabbro's five-on-four tally in the first period. That was all the Predators could muster against the Stars' Ben Bishop. Duchene has three multi-point outings in his last six games, and 28 points (nine goals, 19 helpers) through 38 contests overall this year. The 28-year-old has added 87 shots on goal and a minus-3 rating.
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