Duclair inked a one-year, $1.65 million contract extension with Ottawa on Monday.
Duclair is already playing for his fifth NHL team in his five-year career, but appears to have found a home with the Senators. In 21 appearances for the club, the winger notched eight goals, six helpers and 40 shots while averaging 13:41 of ice time. If the 23-year-old can put together a strong training camp, he figures to cement himself in the top six this upcoming season, as well as being a factor on the power play.
Duclair, a restricted free agent, wants to return to the Senators next season, the Ottawa Sun reports.
Duclair proved a useful piece in Ottawa, notching 14 points in 21 games following his acquisition from Columbus. Should he return to Ottawa, the 23-year-old wing would be in position to produce decent numbers, as he'd be one of the few experienced scoring options in Canada's capital.
Duclair scored twice Saturday in a 4-2 victory over Toronto. He also added an assist.
Duclair has been outstanding in Ottawa, but quite frankly he needed to be to save his NHL career. He has bounced from the Rangers to the Coyotes and then the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets before becoming a Senator at the deadline. In Ottawa, Duclair has 13 points in 17 games and is especially hot right now. He has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his last eight games. The Duke has surprising value right now.
Duclair potted a power-play goal in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Canucks.
Duclair has done well in March, registering three goals and three assists over nine games. The goal gives him 26 points in 65 appearances between the Senators and Blue Jackets this season, three more than he had in 56 contests between the Coyotes and Blackhawks last season. He may be well-traveled, but the winger can provide some forward depth to fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Duclair (coach's decision) is expected to make his Senators debut Sunday against the Flames, Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network reports.
Duclair was acquired from Colombus on Saturday as part of the Ryan Dzingel trade. The 23-year-old will suit up for his fourth NHL franchise in just five seasons. He's expected to be a top-six winger in Ottawa's depleted group of forwards.
Contrary to a previous report, coach Guy Boucher said Duclair may not play in Sunday's game versus the Flames, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Boucher added that Duclair played both Friday and Saturday nights with the Blue Jackets, so this would be his third game in as many days. He didn't make a definitive statement either way, so it'll likely come down to a game-time decision.
Duclair is expected to make his Senators debut Sunday versus the Flames, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Duclair wasn't present for the team's morning skate Sunday, but he'll be arriving in Ottawa later in the day with plenty of time suit up. He recorded 11 goals and eight assists in 53 games with the Blue Jackets this season, but he couldn't stay in coach John Tortorella's good graces and was exchanged for Ryan Dzingel. Once Duclair hits the ice, it'll be the 23-year-old's fifth team over five years in the league. Duclair's expected to work in the top six with power-play minutes.
Duclair was acquired from Columbus along with two second-round picks in exchange for Ryan Dzingel and a seventh-round pick, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Despite being just 23, Duclair has now been involved in three midseason trades in his career. A 20-goal scorer in 2015-16 while a member of the Coyotes, Duclair has just 48 career goals in parts of five seasons. Like his previous squads, Ottawa will be hoping a fresh start will unlock some of Duclair's potential and get him back to playing his best hockey.
Duclair picked up two assists in Friday's 3-0 win over the Senators.
While all eyes were on Matt Duchene in his Jackets debut, it was Duclair who ended up making the biggest impact of any Columbus skater. The 23-year-old winger has only 11 goals and 19 points through 52 games on the season, but a deeper group of centers can only help Duclair find the scoresheet a little more often, even if he isn't in a top-six role.
Duclair won't play Monday against the Capitals.
Duclair will sit as a healthy scratch, and Boone Jenner (undisclosed) will take his spot in the lineup. When asked to provide context as to why Duclair was being scratched, head coach John Tortorella exclaimed that the youngster had "bad listening skills". By the sounds of it, the 23-year-old is in the doghouse.
Duclair scored his 11th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Capitals.
His second-period tally broke open a scoreless tie and proved to be all the offense Sergei Bobrovsky would need. Duclair has only three points (two goals and an assist) in his last 13 games, and his inconsistent ice time and lack of top-six role make it unlikely he'll pick up the pace significantly down the stretch.
Duclair was a healthy scratch for Friday's loss to the Canadiens.
It's been about a month since Duclair last found himself in street clothes, and given that the winger managed only two goals and three points in 14 games in between those scratches, it's a wonder John Tortorella didn't do it sooner. The Jackets are giving Kevin Stenlund a look right now, although the rookie has yet to score a point in four games, so Duclair might have to wait until that experiment has run its course to regain his bottom-six role.
Duclair will be a healthy scratch Thursday night against the visiting Kings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Duclair is likely to be replaced by Lukas Sedlak in the cross-conference affair. While Duke regained fantasy relevance with eight goals and 12 points through the first two months of the season, he's been held without a point to go along with a minus-6 rating over seven games since then. With any luck, he'll benefit from the mental break and come back stronger against the Ducks on Saturday.
Duclair (undisclosed) will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's clash with the Flyers, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Despite having been initially held out for an undisclosed injury, Duclair is now being held out in favor of Oliver Bjorkstrand. Considering the Jackets just got shelled 9-6 by the Flames on Tuesday, it's a little surprising to see coach John Tortorella not shift around his lines -- although defensive responsibilities aren't exactly a focal point of Duclair's game.
Duclair (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against the Flames, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Duclair will miss a third consecutive game Tuesday, but he's still considered day-to-day with his undisclosed issue, which suggests he could be ready to return as soon as Thursday against the Flyers. The 23-year-old winger has been a solid depth scorer for the Blue Jackets this season, notching eight goals and 12 points in 24 appearances, so they'll hope to have him back on the ice sooner rather than later.
Duclair (undisclosed) will miss another game Saturday, with the Blue Jackets on the road to take on the Islanders, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Duclair reportedly told Hedger on Friday that he's feeling "100 percent," but this is a team that has won seven of its past 10 games and likely can afford to be extra cautious with the power-play winger. His next chance to play will now arrive Tuesday against the visiting Flames.
Duclair (undisclosed) will sit out Thursday's home game against the Wild, Craig Merz of NHL.com reports.
Duclair is day-to-day with his injury. According to this latest report, Oliver Bjorkstrand will take his place in the lineup for the time being.
Duclair missed Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old winger is considered day-to-day with his undisclosed issue, so there's still a chance he'll be able to play Thursday against the Wild. If Duclair's unable to go, Oliver Bjorkstrand will likely draw into the lineup against Minnesota.
Duclair generated a goal and an assist at even strength in Thursday's 7-3 home win over the Panthers.
This was the third multi-point outing of the season for Duclair, who has been stationed on the third line with Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg. The Blue Jackets count as Duke's fourth team since the Rangers took him in the third round of the 2013 draft, but he's really buying into John Tortorella's system as the owner of eight goals and four assists -- including four power-play goals -- over 19 games. Best of all, he's been this productive despite only averaging 13:16 of ice time.
Duclair scored the game-winner on the power play in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
The 23-year-old put home his seventh goal of the season -- and fourth with the man advantage -- from a tough angle after Artemi Panarin feathered a bank pass to him off the end boards. Duclair already has 10 points in 16 games to begin his tenure with the Jackets, and as long as he continues to see regular time on the power play, he should be able to maintain solid fantasy value despite his placement on the third line at even strength.
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