Head coach D.J. Smith confirmed to reporters Friday that Talbot is "day-to-day" and will not play in Saturday's pre-season contest against the Montreal Canadiens with Mads Søgaard getting the start in net.
Smith believes Talbot will return to the ice soon though.
"We’ll put [Søgaard] in tomorrow and then he should be back after that," Smith said. "It’s nothing serious, but you wouldn’t make him play in this kind of scenario."
Smith added: "Just got a puck under the equipment. ... In the regular season, he could probably play but there’s just no point [in the pre-season]."
The Senators acquired Talbot from the Minnesota Wild during the summer for fellow netminder Filip Gustavsson.
Talbot, 35, has won 201 games in his NHL career with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames and Minnesota. He earned a career-high 42 wins during the 2016-17 season with the Oilers setting a franchise single-season record.