Matt Duchene traded by Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators, source says

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Duchene, 26, is a speedy former 30-goal scorer coming off a down year (18 goals, 41 points).

The New York Islanders attempt to extend their season-opening home point streak to six games when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. This season, he has 10 points in 13 games.

Turris reportedly signed a six-year, $36 million extension with the Predators after the trade went through.

The Predators and Avalance both have 16 points on the year, while the Senators have 17 points.

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Samuel Girard, forward Vladislav Kamenev and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Nashville Predators, as well as forward Shane Bowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond, a first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in 2019 from the Ottawa Senators. The collection of draft picks gives the Avalanche two firsts, two seconds, and two thirds in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic had been trying to move Duchene since the trade deadline last season. "Weve said all along that we wanted to be patient and wait for the right deal, and this is the opportunity we feel is best for the organization".

Matt Duchene has been traded.

Duchene is coming off a disappointing season on a team where just about every player struggled. "We felt this deal for us was a no-brainer in what we had to give up". He'll play his first game with the Senators on Friday against the Avalanche in Stockholm. "Its very weird, and obviously being pulled in a game, then to be playing my first two games against my old team is going to be pretty unusual, but it was something I half-expected".

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