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The Blue Jackets have acquired Matt Duchene and Julius Bergman from the Senators for Vitali Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson, a 2019 first-round pick and a conditional 2020 first-round pick.

Duchene is expected to walk across the hall and make his Blue Jackets debut tonight in Ottawa. It remains to be seen where Duchene will slot into the lineup, but the second line seems like the most reasonable spot. Despite playing for a mostly poor Senators team, Duchene is on-pace to set a new career-high in goals (39) and points (84). The 2019 first-round pick is lottery protected and the Senators will only receive the 2020 pick if Duchene re-signs in Columbus.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/22/19, 12:32 pm EST

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Duchene (personal) is expected to return to the Senators lineup on Wednesday.

Duchene missed the last three games to be with his wife for the birth of their baby but is ready to play Wednesday vs. his former team. Duchene is expected to skate with Bobby Ryan and Ryan Dzingel and enters play with 18 goals and 24 assists (42 points) in 37 games.

Source: Bruce Garrioch 01/16/19, 1:13 pm EST

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Duchene (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Duchene was listed as questionable on Monday and remains that way as he tries to get over the flu. Duchene missed the morning skate, which isn’t a good sign for his availability but the Senators will see how the afternoon goes. If he can’t play, look for Mark Borowiecki (concussion) to replace him as a seventh defenseman.

Source: @Senators 01/9/18, 6:49 am EST

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Duchene (illness) is questionable for Tuesday’s game vs. Chicago.

Duchene has the flu and is questionable for tomorrow’s game, which is a tough break because he is playing his best hockey since joining the Senators. Duchene had just six points (3G / 3A) in his first 24 games with Ottawa, but had three goals and one assist in two games over the weekend. Monitor Duchene’s status during Tuesday’s morning skate.

Source: Brent Wallace 01/8/18, 7:27 am EST

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The Senators have acquired Matt Duchene in a three-way trade with the Avalanche and Predators.

Duchene was pulled off of the ice in the middle of tonight’s game in Brooklyn and heads to Ottawa, where he will make his Senators debut in Sweden against…Colorado.The 26-year-old has recorded four goals and six assists (10 points) in 13 games so far this season and has a career-high of 30 goals (2016) and 47 assists (2014). He will replace Kyle Turris, who heads to Nashville as a part of this trade.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 11/5/17, 2:35 pm EST

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