He scored a career-high 27 goals last season.
By the beginning of the 2017-18 season, it had become widely believed that Avalanche GM Joe Sakic would finally pull the trigger on the deal soon.
The Predators and Avalance both have 16 points on the year, while the Senators have 17 points. The third overall pick in 2009 has 178 goals and 250 assists in 586 games.
Matt Duchene has been the topic of trade rumors for the better part of a year.
The speedy Duchene never quite fully lived up to the expectations placed upon him as the team made the postseason just twice during his eight-plus years in an Avalanche sweater.
Duchene won't have to wait long to face his former team. Kamenev, 21, was a 2014 second-round pick by the Predators and was playing for Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and will likely head to San Antonio.
Hammond, 29, has spent the season with the AHL Belleville Senators and has a 2.21 goals-against average and a.925 save percentage. Duchene's first National Hockey League game was played the night Sakic's iconic number 19 jersey was raised to the rafters and in a cruel twist of fate, Sakic is the man who ultimately pulled the trigger on ending Duchene's career in Colorado. During the 2014-15 season, Hammond helped launch Ottawa into the playoffs by posting a 20-1-2 regular-season record, all of which took place between February 16 and the regular-season finale on April 11. Elliotte Friedman says Ottawa. "First of all playing a game in Sweden is odd".
I'm watching the Avs-Islanders game on the Avalanche TV network.
Duchene was active for Sunday's game against the Islanders but skated off the ice, along with injured left winger Blake Comeau, with 10:37 left in the first period.