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Senators trade Matt Duchene to Blue Jackets: reports

Ottawa Senators center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Detroit. Duchene was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Ottawa Senators center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Detroit. Duchene was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have traded centre Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to multiple online reports.

Duchene is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. He is the second-leading scorer on the Senators with 58 points (27 goals, 21 assists).

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The reports of the trade came before the Senators were scheduled to host the Blue Jackets at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators were reportedly getting a package including prospects Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson in return.
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