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Senators' Chabot out at least 1 month with injury

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Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot will miss at least one month with an undisclosed ailment and will be placed on long-term injured reserve, head coach D.J. Smith announced after Thursday's loss, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch.

Chabot has been undergoing testing since sustaining the injury Dec. 2 against the Seattle Kraken and didn't suit up for the following two contests.

The 26-year-old rearguard has been limited to nine games this season after breaking his hand in October. Injuries have been an issue throughout his career, as he's only dressed for 70 games in a season twice over seven campaigns.

Chabot's managed four assists this season while logging over 24 minutes per contest, a total that leads all Senators skaters.

Ottawa drafted Chabot 18th overall in 2015. He's notched 233 points in 390 games with the club and is in the fourth season of an eight-year, $64-million contract signed in 2019.

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