Report: Senators aggressively trying to trade for Matt Duchene

Ken Reid (filling in for Tim Micallef) and Sid Seixeiro discuss the possible landing spots for Matt Duchene and how poorly his situation was handled by management.

As NHL training camp and pre-season hockey rolls on, so do all the Matt Duchene trade rumours.

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the Ottawa Senators and general manager Pierre Dorion have been “aggressive” in their pursuit the Colorado Avalanche centre.

The Sens are by no means the only team interested in acquiring Duchene and the two sides at this time are not believed to be close to a deal, Garrioch added.

The Senators are dealing with injuries down the middle to start the 2017-18 campaign with Derick Brassard still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and rookie Colin White out 6-8 weeks after breaking his wrist Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Duchene has been present at Avalanche training camp despite some believing he would sit out until his situation was resolved. When asked Monday if he would remain in Colorado if no trade occurs prior to the start of the regular season, the 26-year-old said he is taking his current situation “one day at a time.”