Veteran defenceman Johnny Oduya has been scratched by the Ottawa Senators for their Saturday matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers, a precautionary move ahead of Monday's Trade Deadline.

Asked whether Oduya is injured of just scratched, Senators head coach Guy Boucher said, "I had to keep him out." TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger said there is no deal yet involving Oduya, but the team is working on one.

Oduya is No. 27 on TSN Hockey's Trade Bait List.

The 36-year-old Oduya has four goals and four assists in 51 games for the Senators this season.