Matt Duchene, the Ottawa Senators’ main scorer, will miss no less than three video games after being positioned on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.
The 27-year-old ahead harm himself chasing a puck in Ottawa’s 5-2 loss to the Canadiens Thursday night time. The crew has termed it a “lower-body harm.” Duchene should spend no less than per week on the IR, which might see him miss the Senators’ subsequent three video games, together with Saturday night time’s residence bout with the Penguins.
Nevertheless, Senators coach Man Boucher mentioned after Thursday’s recreation the harm “could possibly be” long run, in line with SportsNet.
It is a huge blow to the Senators’ offense. Duchene is ninth within the NHL in scoring with 34 factors (12 targets, 22 assists). Ottawa can be taking part in with out veteran ahead Bobby Ryan, who’s out indefinitely with an upper-body harm.
Duchene, who’s eligible to be an unrestricted free agent after this season, made headlines early final month when an Uber video confirmed him and several other different Senators gamers mocking the crew’s teaching workers. Duchene apologized for the incident.