Senators’ Pageau out at least 6 months after tearing Achilles tendon

Things are going from bad to worse in Canada's capital.

One day removed from trading the face of their franchise, the Ottawa Senators announced Friday that forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau will miss at least six months after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in his right leg during training on Thursday.

Pageau registered 14 goals and 29 points this past season, primarily serving as Ottawa's third-line center. His best season came in 2015-16 when he led the league with seven shorthanded goals.

The Ottawa native is best known for his playoff heroics, netting a hat trick in the Sens' first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens in 2013, and scoring four goals - including the OT winner - against the New York Rangers in the second round of the team's magical run to the conference finals in 2017.

Pageau, 25, signed a three-year, $9.3-million contract last summer.

His injury will likely result in an increased role for newly-acquired center Chris Tierney and could open up a spot for former first-round pick Logan Brown on the team's opening-night roster.

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