Colorado Avalanche

Position
C
 
Jersey
9
Name  Matt Duchene
Born  1/16/1991
Height  5-11
Weight  200
Shoots  L
4/28/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene (knee) returned to action for Game 6 of Colorado's playoff series against the Wild Monday night.
Insight: Duchene missed the past month with a sprained MCL. He was Colorado's leading scorer during the regular season with 70 points (23 G, 47 A) in 71 games.
 
4/28/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene skated hard in the morning session, will participate in the pre-warmup and will be a game-time decision for Game 6 against Minnesota.
Insight: Duchene is recovering from a sprained MCL. He was Colorado's leading scorer during the regular season (23 G, 47 A), but hasn't played in a game since March 29th.
 
4/27/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: The Avalanche are taking a "serious look" at playing center Matt Duchene Monday in Game 6. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
Insight: Duchene's recovery from a sprained MCL is all but complete. He was at the team's morning skate yesterday and is now questionable for Game 6. Duchene, Colorado's leading scorer during the regular season, hasn't played in a game since March 29th.
 
4/26/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene won't be able to play Saturday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Insight: Duchene was at the team's morning skate today but he's still not ready for game action. He sprained his MCL a little over a month ago and should be available if the team advances to round two.
 
4/21/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Avs center Matt Duchene skated on Monday. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: It's the first time he's been able to do that since spraining his MCL last month. Duchene (23 goals, 47 assists) seems to be making progress but he's still a long shot to play against Minnesota in the first round.
 
4/19/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene (knee) isn't expected to play in the first round of the postseason, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Duchene 23 G, 47 A) missed all of April due to a knee injury. The Avalanche will attempt to go up 2-0 on the Wild Saturday without their young center.
 
3/31/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene will be out 3-to-4 weeks after injuring his knee Saturday against the Sharks. SOURCE: Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Insight: That means Duchene's regular season is over. If you're not in a keeper league, get Duchene (23 goals, 47 assists this season) off your roster immediately.
 
3/29/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Avs center Matt Duchene injured his knee Saturday against the Sharks. SOURCE: Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Insight: He's done for the afternoon. Duchene left the game after only 32 seconds. He leads the team in points (70) and assists (47) this season.
 
Hot3/16/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene had two assists Sunday after seeing his nine-game points streak come to an end Friday.
Insight: Duchene had 14 points (five goals) during the streak but was held in check by Anaheim Friday. After collecting two helpers Sunday, Duchene has 42 assists to go with 22 goals in 65 games.
 
2/8/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his first goal since Jan. 18 7:49 into the second period Saturday and he potted another three minutes later.
Insight: Duchene had scored just one goal in his last 23 games prior to Saturday, but he still has 19 goals and 50 points in 55 games.
 
11/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene (oblique) returned to the lineup Wednesday night.
Insight: According to the Denver Post, Duchene (12 goals, eight assists in 19 games) admitted he wouldn't have played if Paul Stastny wasn't scratched due to back spasms. "I was going to take two more days and when Paulie went down, it was one of those situations where I needed to step in and I felt good enough to do so," Duchene said. "From that point, it wasn't precautionary any more and we just went with it. I'm thankful to get out of that game without anything more in terms of being hurt, I feel great, and I'm looking forward to playing on the weekend."
 
11/25/2013 8:58:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene returned to practice Monday though he's still a longshot for Wednesday's game against the Blues. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Duchene (12 goals, eight assists in 19 games) has missed the team's last three games with an oblique injury. The Avs are 3-0 without him, though two of those wins did come in overtime.
 
11/20/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Colorado center Matt Duchene (oblique) will not join the team on its two-game road trip after all.
Insight: The Post reported Tuesday that he would join the team to practice Thursday with an eye on returning Saturday, but the Avs have decided not to rush him.
 
11/19/2013 7:55:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Colorado center Matt Duchene (oblique) will join the team on a two-game road trip that begins Thursday to start practicing. He might only miss two games (Tuesday and Thursday) with his injury.
Insight: The 22-year-old center has 12 goals and 20 points in 19 games. He might play as soon as Saturday, but coach Patrick Roy said the team won't rush him back.
 
11/17/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said he was told that center Matt Duchene would likely miss just one week with an oblique injury, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.
Insight: The 22-year-old center has 12 goals and 20 points in 19 games, so losing him for any amount of time is a blow to fantasy owners, but this is good news considering the alternative.
 
11/17/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene suffered an oblique injury during Saturday's game, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.
Insight: The 22-year-old center has 12 goals and 20 points in 19 games, so losing him for any amount of time would be a big blow to fantasy owners.
 
Hot11/7/2013 5:28:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene missed Thursday's practice due to a bruised foot, but coach Patrick Roy expects him to play Friday.
Insight: The 22-year-old center is off to a flying start, scoring 10 goals and 17 points with 50 SOG in the first 14 games this season.
 
Hot10/26/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored two goals and had one assist and five SOG Friday night against the Hurricanes.
Insight: The 22-year-old center has shown that he only scratched the surface of his potential last season when he had 17 goals and 43 points in 47 games. In the first 10 games, he has eight goals, 12 points and 31 SOG and is a big reason why Colorado has gone from having the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft to 9-1-0 this season.
 
Hot10/19/2013 9:52:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his sixth goal of the season Saturday at Buffalo.
Insight: He added his third assist, giving him nine points in the first eight games. The 22-year-old should continue to produce at this high level.
 
Hot10/16/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Matt Duchene's hot start continued with another two-goal effort Tuesday against Dallas.
Insight: The Avalanche center now has four goals in his last three contests and five for the season. His final tally of the night put Colorado ahead for good with about five minutes remaining in the third period. Duchene will have a chance to add to his goal total Thursday night against the Red Wings.
 

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