The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Matt Duchene on Sunday in a three-team that that included the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators, according to multiple reports.
Duchene, who has long been on the trading block, was shipped to the Senators, while Ottawa sent forward Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators.
Speculation of a trade ramped up Sunday night when Duchene left the ice during the Avalanche's game against the New York Islanders.
This is nuts. As Blake Comeau helped off the ice, Matt Duchene sneaks off behind him as he's been traded mid-game pic.twitter.com/cimyiRl2Vz— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 5, 2017
According to the Colorado broadcast, the Avalanche will receive prospects Samuel Girard and Vladislav Kamenev from the Predators.
Avs broadcast says Avs get Samuel Girard and Vladislav Kamenev...— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 6, 2017
TSN's Darren Dreger is now reporting Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond is part of the trade.
Turris and Hammond involved in 3 way trade. Duchene will end up in Ottawa.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 6, 2017
On Saturday, a source told Sporting News one of the hold-ups in this potential three-team trade was Turris' agent's unwillingness to negotiate a new contract with the Predators; Turris is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting Turris has signed a new contract with Nashville, perhaps facilitating the trade.
Turris is signing a 6 years, $36M deal in NASH— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 6, 2017
The basic framework of the trade is coming into focus, with Colorado landing two prospects, a goalie, and two draft picks.
We will continue to update this story as more details become available.