According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, forward Matt Duchene is not expected to be in the Ottawa Senators' lineup on Thursday against the New Jersey Devils in order to not risk injury.
Duchene sits at No. 2 on TSN's Trade Bait Board and Dreger notes it's possible the 28-year-old may have played his last game in Ottawa.
In 50 games so far this season, Duchene has 27 goals and 31 assists. It's his second season in Ottawa after being acquired from the Colorado Avalanche early last season.
Following their matchup with the Devils. Ottawa will be back in action the following day against the Columbus Blue Jackets.