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Matt Duchene | Center | #9

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / COL
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Matt Duchene scored the game-winning goal in overtime Monday night against Columbus in his return to the lineup.
He missed four games with a concussion and made an immediate impact in his first game back. Duchene was credited with two shots and four blocks in 16:47 of ice time. Nov 22 - 11:24 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Matt Duchene (concussion) will return to the lineup on Monday versus Columbus.

He has missed the last four contests because of a concussion, but said he feels ready to play. Duchene has notched six goals and 11 points in 13 games this season. Get him back in your lineup.
Nov 21 - 1:29 PM

Matt Duchene is making progress in his recovery from a concussion and is hoping to play Monday against Columbus

Duchene skated again on Saturday, and although he was winded, seems to be finally over concussion symptoms. "It’s coming," Duchene said. "I think I’m close. I thought I would be ready for Dallas, but you have a bit of symptoms that afternoon (Wednesday after practice), and I wasn’t quite feeling right. I think I was trying to tell myself I was good and I wasn’t quite there. Now I see the difference. I’m right there, I feel like." Check back with us before Monday's game as to Duchene's status.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 20 - 11:29 AM

Matt Duchene (concussion) will miss his fourth straight game Saturday night against the Wild.

The Avalanche are still mum over Duchene's progress, so it's difficult to say when he can reasonably be expected to return. Colorado will be in Columbus on Monday, then home to Edmonton and Vancouver on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. Stay patient.
Nov 19 - 1:25 PM

Matt Duchene isn't able to return Thursday from a concussion.

"He skated with the group today," coach Jared Bednar said after the morning skate. "But after yesterday's practice, he still felt like he wasn't ready to go. So he's going to take another day or two here." Duchene has missed the last two games due to the ailment and this will be his third.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 17 - 3:20 PM

Matt Duchene participated in practice Wednesday and could return from a concussion on Thursday.

"I'd love to say right now that I'm ready to go for [Thursday], and I feel really good as of right now," said Duchene, who missed the past two games. "We'll see what the day brings and go from there." He took some contact in the session and is hopeful to play.
Nov 16 - 6:34 PM

Matt Duchene (concussion) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus Los Angeles.

He didn't take part in Monday's practice. Duchene didn't play on Sunday night because of concussion-like symptoms.
Nov 14 - 2:34 PM

Matt Duchene (concussion) will not play in Sunday's match against Boston.

Concussions can resolve quickly or they can linger. There is not telling how long Duchene will be out, which isn't meant to be alarmist just realistic. Colorado plays just three times next week, with the latter pair on the road. So keep an eye out for his likeliness for travel as a clue to his timetable.
Nov 13 - 6:02 PM

Matt Duchene was not on the ice Saturday and will likely miss Sunday's game against Boston due to concussion-like symptoms.

This is not good news for the Avs or Duchene owners. Concussions can resolve quickly or they can linger. There is not telling how long Duchene will be out.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 13 - 11:47 AM

Matt Duchene was caught in the eye area and is day-to-day with concussion like symptoms.

Tough news for Colorado's top scorer. We wouldn't expect him to play in Sunday's match with Boston. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops.
Nov 12 - 3:04 PM

Matt Duchene was not at practice on Saturday following the head injury he suffered in Friday's match with Winnipeg.

While this certainly isn't a good sign, it also isn't necessarily foreboding. Duchene could simply be using this as an opportunity to rest ahead of Sunday's match with Boston. We'll keep you posted on Duchene's status as it develops.
Source: Terry Frei
Nov 12 - 2:21 PM

Matt Duchene suffered a head injury in Friday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Duchene left the game in the second period after he was hit by Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba. He didn't return. "Honestly, I haven’t talked to him since after the game," said Avs head coach Jared Bednar. "I know he went off, in the intermission they said they were going to take a look at him, and then I just got word in the bench that he wasn’t coming back. At that point, I don’t get into deep conversations about what’s going on. . . I’m hoping that he’s going to be back, but again, I have to talk to them and see what the plan is." He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 12 - 8:54 AM

Matt Duchene was the only Avalanche to find the back of the net in Sunday's 5-1 loss to St. Louis.

Duchene now has six goals and 10 points in 11 games so far this season. His career high is 70 points in 71 games in the 2013-14 season.
Nov 6 - 9:00 PM

Matt Duchene scored on both of his two SOG as the Colorado Avalanche managed a 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

Duchene now has a point-per-game (5G, 2A in 7 GP) on the season, though he's riding an unsustainable shooting percentage of 29.4. Of course, the solution could be for Duchene merely to unleash more shots if his hot streak subsides. Life must be nice for Duchene with Patrick Roy out of town, as their relationship really seemed to sour in 2015-16.
Oct 30 - 12:25 AM

Matt Duchene was moved back to center in Friday's game against the Jets.

The change didn't spark the Avs at all, as they dropped a 1-0 decision to Winnipeg. Duchene has three goals and five points in six games this season, but all of his points have come in just two games.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 29 - 11:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Rene Bourque
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Fedor Tyutin
6Patrick Wiercioch
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard