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Senators C Duchene placed on IR

Updated: 08-12-2018 04:20 IST

Ottawa Senators center Matt Duchene was placed on injured reserve Friday, per the NHL media site.

Duchene left Thursday night's game versus the Montreal Canadiens in the second period, grabbing his leg while skating off the ice. The Senators described it as a "lower body" injury.

The Ottawa Sun reported Thursday that Senators coach Guy Boucher said Duchene "could be" dealing with a long-term injury,

The team has not given any additional details regarding the injury. With a listed expected return date of Dec. 14, the All-Star will miss the next three games.

So far this season, the 27-year-old has 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) in 29 games and a 19.4 shooting percentage.

--Field Level Media

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