Report: Duchene expected to sign with Predators
The deal would make Duchene the team's highest-paid player along with center Ryan Johansen.
The 28-year-old was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets last February and played a key role in helping the franchise win its first-ever playoff series, contributing 10 points in 10 playoff games.
The Predators scored the third-fewest goals among playoff teams last season and deployed the league's worst power play. The offensive upside of Duchene should help the club in those categories.
Duchene scored a career-high 31 goals and tied a career-best mark with 70 points last season between the Ottawa Senators and the Blue Jackets.