Senators’ Jean-Gabriel Pageau out 6 months with torn Achilles tendon

One day after trading Erik Karlsson, the Senators lost another key contributor for the upcoming season.

The team confirmed Friday that centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau will miss up to six months with a torn Achilles tendon.

Pageau suffered the injury during physical testing on Thursday.

The injury will likely keep Pageau, 25, out for the entire season.

Slated to be the team’s second-line centre, Pageau posted 39 points, including 14 goals in 78 games last season.

Pageau is in the middle of a three-year, $9.3-million US deal with the team.