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Matt Duchene helped off ice after tweaking right leg

Mar 6, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

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Just about everything seemed to be going right for the Colorado Avalanche tonight. Sure, the Minnesota Wild are in nosedive mode, but the bottom line is that the Avs are doing what they need to do – and more – in what ended up being a 7-1 beating.

Unfortunately for Colorado,a nice win on national TV might cost the team its streaky young star Matt Duchene. The 21-year-old forward needed help to get off the ice after an unlucky accident in which he locked skates with Minnesota Wild Nick Palmieri

The way his leg moved, it certainly didn’t look good, either. Check out video below:

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Adrian Dater provides a medium update: it is a right ankle injury, but a “prognosis” won’t come until tomorrow.

Duchene might not be the most consistent offensive performer, but when he’s on his game, the third overall selection of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft is one of the NHL’s flashiest forces. Losing his touch could be a brutal blow for an Avalanche team stuck in a rugged playoff bubble battle out West.

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Yup, we had a bounty… Oh wait wrong sport

  2. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Mar 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    sad to see as a Wild fan.

    kid has unreal speed!

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