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Big return? Duchene will take Avs’ pregame skate tonight

Apr 28, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

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Sounds as though Matt Duchene‘s return to action could happen this evening.

Following Monday’s morning skate, Colorado head coach Patrick Roy said Duchene would take tonight’s pregame warm-up in Minnesota, after which his availability for Game 6 would be decided.

Duchene, who missed the last eight games of the regular season and the opening five of this series with a knee injury, would be playing for the first time in nearly a month (his last game was on Mar. 29 versus San Jose.) Even with a lack of game action and potential rust, his presence in the lineup would be massive — the Canadian Olympian led the Avs in scoring this season, with 70 points, and would definitely help out a beleaguered power play that’s gone just 1-for-18 against the Wild.

According to the Star-Tribune, Duchene will meet with Colorado team doctor this afternoon to get his knee re-evaluated. The 23-year-old suffered a left MCL strain in the aforementioned game against the Sharks, in a collision with teammate Jamie McGinn.

  1. purpleguy - Apr 28, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    That picture of his hair looks like a 1963 yearbook photo.

    • jasonp815 - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      He’s Clarke Kent dont u know.

  2. jshimota01 - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    off topic – but the wild / avs game last night – I think it sucks that if you pull your goalie, then ice the puck, you get to put your goalie back in!

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