Duclair recorded two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago
After being held scoreless in his Florida debut Sunday, Duclair flashed some chemistry with Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe as the trio combined for two goals and six points Tuesday. Duclair scored a career-high 23 goals last season, and the talented but inconsistent winger could be headed for another strong campaign if he can maintain a top-six assignment.
Head coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday that Duclair will open training camp on the first line, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Duclair -- who signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract in December -- will try his hand on a line with Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. This is a major opportunity for Duclair as he looks to prove that last year's 23-goal campaign with the Senators wasn't a fluke. Barkov and Huberdeau both have 30-goal seasons on their resumes, and they have a history of setting up snipers, specifically Mike Hoffman. If Duclair can secure this role through training camp, his fantasy stock should be on the rise.
Duclair agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Panthers on Thursday.
Duclair hit the open market this offseason after the Senators failed to extend him a qualifying offer, so the young forward chose to head elsewhere. The 25-year-old earned an All-Star Game appearance in 2020, posting a career-high 23 goals and 40 points through 66 games last year with Ottawa. The dynamic forward will be expected to provide solid secondary offense behind the Panthers' top scorers.
The Senators didn't extend Duclair a qualifying offer, so he's scheduled to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agency Friday, Kyle Bukauskas of Sportsnet reports.
According to reports, Duclair chose to represent himself in the signing process, and after the two sides couldn't work out a deal, the forward will head to free agency. This is certainly surprising news, as the 25-year-old racked up 23 goals and 40 points across 66 games last year with Ottawa. Duclair will likely hit free agency will plenty of suitors, as he's seen an uptick in his point totals each of the past four years.
Duclair has posted his first 40-point season since 2015-16, scoring a career high in goals with 23 so far in his first full season in Ottawa.
Duclair might have finally found a long-term home after bouncing around the league for the first five years of his career. He's been productive all season on a bad team, and that suggests he'll be a strong contributor as the Senators begin the climb back toward respectability.
Duclair recorded two assists Saturday in a 2-1 overtime win over San Jose.
The 24-year-old continues to shine in Canada's capital, although it's hard to trust completely. Duclair has played for five teams in his young NHL career and that's never a great sign. Ottawa looks like a fit for the winger and we hope so. Duclair has 23 goals and 17 assists in 64 games and he's four points from equalling his career mark (44) set in Arizona when he was just 20.
Duclair scored his 23rd goal of the year during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.
Returning after missing his team's previous four games, Duclair scored the decisive goal, giving him three game-winning goals in 2019-20. He'll look to keep it going Saturday when the Senators visit the Sharks in San Jose.
Duclair (ankle) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Islanders, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Duclair will return to a prominent role following his four-game absence, skating on the Senators' third line and second power-play unit against the Isles. The 24-year-old winger has totaled 22 goals and 37 points in 62 contests this campaign.
Duclair (ankle) won't play Tuesday against Pittsburgh, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Duclair will miss a fourth straight game Tuesday and the Senators have yet to release any details regarding an expected timetable for his return. Nick Paul should continue to see top-six usage until Duclair is ready to rejoin the lineup.
Duclair (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Duclair will miss a third straight game while recovering from an ankle injury. The winger didn't participate in Saturday's morning skate, and there's no timeline for when he'll return to the lineup. Rudolfs Balcers is expected to flank the third line in Duclair's place.
Per Nicolas St-Pierre of 945 Unique FM, Duclair (ankle) didn't take part in morning skate, which suggests he'll miss a second straight game Thursday against Vancouver.
Ottawa hasn't released an expected timetable for Duclair's recovery, but he'll need to return to practice before rejoining the lineup, so he can be considered out indefinitely until that occurs. Bobby Ryan should continue to see top-six usage in Duclair's absence.
Duclair (foot) isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Predators, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
The Senators have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for Duclair's recovery, but he'll miss at least one contest after he was removed from Monday's loss to the Blue Jackets when he took a puck to the foot. Bobby Ryan (personal) is expected to replace Duclair on Ottawa's second line against Nashville.
Duclair (undisclosed) left Monday's contest in Columbus and is unlikely to play Tuesday in Nashville, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.
Duclair left the contest in the third period, but it's unclear exactly what type of injury he's dealing with. If he doesn't dress for Tuesday's game, his next chance to play will be Thursday against the Canucks. Bobby Ryan (personal) is expected to return Tuesday and could replace him in the lineup if he's unable to go.
Duclair scored a shorthanded goal and tallied an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Sabres.
Duclair has points in back-to-back contests after a seven-game drought. He needs eight more to surpass his career-high 44. If Duclair stays healthy, there's no reason why the 24-year-old shouldn't set a new personal best in 2019-20.
Duclair fired nine shots on net in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.
Duclair didn't record a point, but he led the team in shots by marking a season high in the category. He's already reached a career-high 21 goals, but he hasn't tickled the twine in 12 straight games despite directing 31 shots on net in that stretch.
Duclair (undisclosed) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Capitals.
Duclair missed Saturday's loss to the Lightning, but he'll resume his role on the top line and first power-play unit. The 24-year-old winger is having a breakout season, as he's racked up a career-high 21 goals through 41 games, and he's added 11 helpers.
Duclair (undisclosed) could be an option against Washington on Tuesday according to coach DJ Smith, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Based on coach Smith's comments, fantasy owners should probably consider Duclair a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt. The winger is currently stuck in a four-game goalless streak but has already set a new career high with 21. With half the season remaining, the Quebec native could push for the 40-goal mark if he avoids any extended slumps.
Duclair (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Duclair is listed as a scratch on the official roster report, but he'll miss Saturday's game because of an undisclosed injury. Drake Batherson will dress in his place. With 32 points through 41 games, Duclair's season has been nothing short of remarkable. Ottawa hits the road for its next two games, so we'll have to wait and see whether Duclair joins his teammates when they travel to Washington for a date with the Capitals on Tuesday.
Duclair (undisclosed) is a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup against the Lightning, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
It's unclear what's bothering Duclair, but he's in danger of missing his first game of the season. The 24-year-old has already set a career high with 21 goals through 41 games, and he's been named to the All-Star team for the first time in his career. The final verdict on his status will be revealed when warmups commence at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Duclair scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to Philadelphia.
Duclair has 15 points (11 goals, four assists) in the past 10 games. And he has 21 goals and 30 points in 37 games. Duclair always had promise, but he'd never found a fit. Ottawa is his fit and he's just 24. Buy in. Now.
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