Matt Duchene
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3 hours ago

Duchene had two assists, including one on the power play on what proved to be the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Detroit on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

With nine points in his past five contests, Duchene is on fire right now and sits second on the Senators in assists with 15. Given Ottawa's surprisingly potent attack and his penchant for setting up teammates, starting him is a no-brainer.

Matt Duchene
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5 days ago

Duchene scored a first-period goal and added two assists, helping his team earn a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

With seven points in three games, Duchene looks like the player the Senators thought they were getting when they traded for him. With 19 points overall, Duchene is performing well with the Senators and should be owned and started in most situations.

Matt Duchene
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1 week ago

Duchene recorded three assists in the win over New Jersey on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene had been sputtering recently, having only recorded one point over his last four games, but he got back on track Tuesday against the Devils notching three assists in his team's blowout victory. While this marks the fifth consecutive game without a goal for the center, his three-assist effort has him in the top 50 in the league in terms of scoring. The 27-year-old will look to break that goalless streak against the Golden Knights on Thursday.

Matt Duchene
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4 weeks ago

Duchene scored a power-play goal and dished out an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene seemingly snuck into Montreal's zone unseen and beat Carey Price to tie the game in the second period before earning an assist on Mark Stone's overtime winner. Before Saturday, Duchene had six assists in six games, but has now finally scored his first goal of the year.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene notched two assists and registered a plus-3 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene has six helpers on the year and four in the last two games, but he's still searching for his first goal of the season. It doesn't help that he's put just 11 shots on net through the first six games.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene had a power-play assist and the primary assist on his team's final goal in a 5-1 win over Los Angeles on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Owners will appreciate seeing Duchene pick up a point on the power play, as those tend to be fairly uncommon for the center. What's not uncommon are assists. He's now picked up four in five games and seems to have picked up where he left off last season. The Senators are having no problem finding the net right now, making Duchene a solid option in all formats.

Matt Duchene
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2 months ago

Duchene had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-0 win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene has talent, but he has struggled to come close to his 70-point best from 2013-14. And his combined minus-56 over the last two seasons is abysmal. Duchene is headed to free agency this summer and that means a get-out-of-jail (or Ottawa)-free card. But his fantasy value will be depressed because of poor two-way play. And we don't know if he'll struggle after a deal like he did when he went to Ottawa last season. Duchene is a serious fantasy risk, unless you like high-stakes gambles.

Matt Duchene
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2 months ago

Duchene is taking a wait-and-see approach on inking a new deal based on the actions of teammates Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that Duchene thought he was escaping a massive rebuild in Colorado, it's understandable that he might not want to be around for the same thing in Ottawa, especially as he's entering what should be the prime of his career. Karlsson and Stone could leave via free agency after the 2018-19 season, or perhaps even earlier, and Duchene's approach makes it sound like the center will test the waters if Stone leaves or the Senators don't get a decent return for Karlsson.

Matt Duchene
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2 months ago

Duchene and the Senators have yet to begin discussing a contract extension according to Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca

EDGE Analysis

Duchene's contract is entering its final year this season, but the 27-year-old center has yet to discuss extending it with the Senators. Although he is open to re-signing with the team, he did mention watching the Tavares sweepstakes over the summer. The Senators would surely love to lock down a player they traded so much for last November, but with the current state of the organization and Duchene mentioning that players have to do what is best for them, it is looking like he may test the free agent waters after the season is over.

Matt Duchene
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7 months ago

Duchene lit the lamp twice and dished out an assist in a 6-5 loss to the Jets on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After a disastrous start to his time in Ottawa, Duchene has adjusted and made the most out of his season. He's got an outside chance to be a 60-point player for the first time since 2014, a remarkable feat given how bleak things were at the time of his trade from Colorado.