Apr 28, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT
The Colorado Avalanche have a 3-2 series lead against the Minnesota Wild in the first round despite the fact that they’ve been missing leading scorer Matt Duchene. Imagine how good they’ll be now.
The big question now is how many minutes he’ll log. It was previously suggested that if Duchene did play, he would be limited to the fourth line and power play.
No matter what though, his return gives the Avalanche another major scoring threat, which is something they haven’t been short on in the first round.
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