Mark Stone's future in Ottawa should also be determined early this week, well in advance of the trade deadline, Dreger added.
It was reported Saturday that the Senators made Duchene available, and recent developments suggest the 28-year-old's departure from Ottawa is imminent.
There will likely be several teams lining up to offer the Senators a package for Duchene. TSN's Pierre LeBrun believes that "Columbus and Nashville are among the many teams which have checked in with the Senators on him," though nothing has been confirmed.
The speedy sniper has registered 27 goals and 56 points this season, and he's second in team scoring behind Stone.