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Matt Duchene | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Matt Duchene recorded two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Minnesota.
The defeat ended the Avs' season in Game 7 of the opening round of the playoffs. Duchene played in the last two games of the series after sitting out for nearly a month due to an MCL injury and he picked up three helpers. May 1 - 11:32 AM

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Matt Duchene will start Game 7 on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau.

Duchene returned to the Avalanche's lineup in Game 6 after missing nearly a month due to an MCL injury. He began the game on the fourth line, but ended up logging 18:52 minutes.
Apr 29 - 3:10 PM

Matt Duchene registered an assist and logged 18:52 of ice time in his return to the lineup in Game 6.

"It's a start, I guess," said Duchene, who was playing in his first game since March 29 because of an MCL injury. "You've got to learn to trust an injury like that coming back, and as the game went on I felt more confident with it. There's still a long way to go for me. But next game is Game 7, so you lay it all on the line." He started on the fourth line, but ended up back with Ryan O'Reilly as the game progressed.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 29 - 8:19 AM

Matt Duchene will suit up for Colorado in Game 6 of their opening round playoff series with the Wild on Monday.

It's not yet clear who his linemates will be, but he's certain to be a big boost for the Avs nonetheless. Joey Hishon will be a healthy scratch to make room for the young phenom.
Apr 28 - 9:01 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) will be a game-time decision Monday night in Game 6.

He skated hard in the morning and will participate in the pregame warmup. It isn't clear where he'll play if he ends up dressing. He was with Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau during the morning skate, but Jamie McGinn and Cody McLeod missed the session even though they are expected to play.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 28 - 2:22 PM

Patrick Roy said that the coaches will take a "serious look" at getting Matt Duchene (knee) back into the Avalanche lineup for Game 6.

Duchene has been sidelined since March 29 with an MCL injury. He has been skating since Monday and partook in the morning skate on Saturday, so, if anything, he's getting very close. Duchene had 23 goals and 70 points during the regular season. The Avalanche lead the first-round series against the Wild 3-2.
Apr 27 - 1:31 AM

Matt Duchene (knee) won't be back on Saturday for Game 5.

There was some hope that he would be able to play after he participated in the morning skate with Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn, but he isn't ready to return yet.
Apr 26 - 1:18 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) is taking part in Saturday's morning skate.

Coach Patrick Roy announced shortly after Game 3 that Duchene wouldn't play Saturday night, but he skated with regular linemates Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn during rushes. The question of his status will probably come up again when Roy speaks to the media, so stay tuned.
Apr 26 - 12:45 PM

Matt Duchene is progressing nicely in his recovery from a knee injury but won't play Saturday in Game 5 against Minnesota.

Duchene has been skating since Monday and is getting close to a return from an MCL injury that has sidelined him since March 29th. Originally, the Avs were saying there was no chance Duchene would play in Round 1, but Colorado coach Patrick Roy seemed to backpedal a little on that Friday. "We're very happy where he is right now," Roy said of Duchene. "Now, is he going to play in this series? We're not sure yet. We'll see." Seems like things are looking up for Duchene. R
Source: Denver Post
Apr 26 - 12:16 PM

Coach Patrick Roy reiterated on Thursday night that he'd be "very surprised" if Matt Duchene was able to play during Colorado's first round series against Minnesota.

Roy was asked after the Avalanche's 2-1 loss to the Wild if Duchene might be back on Saturday for Game 5 and he said that won't happen. Colorado could certainly use the offensive boost after two flat games on the road, where they struggled to post shots and scored only one goal. Duchene has been out of action since Mar. 29 with an MCL injury, but he has resumed skating.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 25 - 8:30 AM

Matt Duchene (knee) skated for more than 30 minutes on Tuesday.

He said this injury is less severe than a similar MCL sprain he had two seasons ago, but he isn't sure when he'll be available to return. "It helps knowing my body way better than I did the last time I hurt my knee," said Duchene. "It's a process, and I understand the process better this time."
Source: Denver Post
Apr 23 - 9:54 AM

Matt Duchene (knee) skated Monday for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL on March 29.

"The trainer thought it was good timing for him to start skating today," coach Patrick Roy said. "We'll go day-to-day with him on the skating, and then hopefully he can start practicing with the team." He skated and did some stickhandling, but he didn't participate in any team drills.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 21 - 4:54 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) is slated to try to skate Monday morning.

"That will be his first time on the ice, and we'll see how it goes," coach Patrick Roy said Sunday. "We're not going to push. We're going to be very smart about when he's going to come back. He's going to want to play soon, and it's going to be up to our doctors and (trainers) Matt (Sokolow- ski) and Scotty (Woodward) to determine if he's ready to play." Duchene still isn't expected to play in the first round against Minnesota.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 21 - 12:02 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) likely won't be available during the first round of the playoffs.

Coach Patrick Roy confirmed that news Saturday. It was expected that Duchene wouldn't play in the opening round when he got hurt back on Mar. 29 following a collision with teammate Jamie McGinn. He sustained a strained MCL on the play.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 19 - 3:27 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) will miss the Avalanche's first two playoff games at a minimum.

Duchene had 23 goals and 70 points in 71 games this season. He didn't take part in Tuesday's practice and it wouldn't be shocking if he doesn't return before the end of the first round.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 15 - 5:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
7Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Nick Holden
9Maxim Noreau
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra