"Without those guys in the lineup, it's tough," said defenseman Cody Ceci, who also could be traded before Monday's deadline. "It's a little weird the day of the game and then playing against him tonight and it's a tough time of year."
Duchene gets win with Blue Jackets after trade from Ottawa
"It's unfortunate, but it happens to a lot of teams," Ottawa's Cody Ceci said. "A lot of guys had to play a lot of minutes tonight, but can't use that as an excuse."
Paul Byron scores twice, Canadiens beat Senators 5-2