Report: Senators GM open to trades for any player except Karlsson, Stone

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OTTAWA, ON - OCTOBER 17: Mark Stone #61 and Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators react after losing to the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre on October 17, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. *** Local Caption ***
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Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion appears ready to shake things up.

With his team 14 points out of a playoff spot, Dorion is reportedly willing to discuss trading any player on his roster except Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone, according to Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia.

Garrioch adds:

League sources indicated Wednesday the most popular Senators players if Dorion wanted to trade remained the likes of winger Mike Hoffman, centres Derick Brassard and Jean-Gabriel Pageau and defenceman Cody Ceci.

Several teams are believed to be interested in Hoffman, with the St. Louis Blues reportedly emerging as the most serious suitors.

Karlsson can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, and his availability may change if it appears less likely he re-signs with the team.

One name that's not mentioned in the list of players who are off-limits is Matt Duchene, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade earlier this season and is also set to reach UFA status in 2019.