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Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene has left Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes because of a right knee injury and will not return.
Duchene was injured early in the first period when he tried to deliver a check and his right skate got caught on the ice. He skated to the bench and went immediately to the locker room.
Duchene played 2:23 over three shifts and recorded one hit before leaving for the locker room.
The 20-year-old Duchene is in his third year with the Avalanche. The third overall pick in the 2009 draft has a team-leading 12 goals in 39 games.
Thursday was his 200th NHL game. He has 63 goals and 83 assists in his career.
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Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene will miss four weeks after being forced out of Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes with a right knee injury.
Duchene underwent an MRI Friday. He suffered the injury in the opening period when his skate was caught on the ice while attempting to deliver a check.
He immediately went to the locker room and was ruled out the rest of...
The Colorado Avalanche will be without Matt Duchene for a month -- minimum. But the situation could be much worse. According to the Denver Post, Duchene's knee injury is likely just a bad sprain and surgery isn't needed. Duchene is currently second on the Colorado Avalanche with 24 points, (12-12) in 39 games this season. This is the biggest possible loss for an Avalanche...
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene was forced out of Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes with a right knee injury.
Duchene suffered the injury in the opening period when his skate was caught on the ice while attempting to deliver a check.
He immediately went to the locker room and was ruled out the rest of the way.
Duchene, playing in his 200th career game Thursday...
Matt Duchene has never had a significant injury in his three-year NHL career, but that might have changed.
Even before Matt Duchene went out with a knee injury, the Avs were going to have a tough month of January.
During this month, they have 12 games in this month and only three of them are at home, where the Avs have won nine of the last ten.
They have to embark on the road, where they are 7-8-1 despite starting the season 6-0. As it sits now, the Avs have 41 points, one point...
My story on Matt Duchene, delayed once after originally being slotted for December 28, was scheduled to run on Sunday.
The word came Friday that Duchene will be out at least four weeks because of the unspecified knee injury he suffered Thursday night against Phoenix. The understandable decision was made not to run it in the paper. I pondered simply holding the material and...
via Adrian Dater tweet, Duchene to be “re-evaluated” tomoroiw
From the game here: Avs forward Matt Duchene has suffered a knee injury and won’t return to the rest of the game with Phoenix.
Duchene was going to hit Phoenix’s Rostislav Klesla along the boards, when it appeared a skate became planted and when Duchene’s body twisted following the hit, the leg kind of stayed in the same direction and something may have been pulled...
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene has left Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes because of a knee injury and will not return.
Matt Duchene will be out of the Avalanche lineup for at least the next four weeks, the team said Friday. But all is not lost for the season, his teammates say.
Because they've struggled on the road so much, the Colorado Avalanche will face a huge challenge in the coming weeks.
A difficult stretch of games won't be made any easier if standout center Matt Duchene misses any length of time.
The Avalanche seek a seventh win in eight games Saturday night when they open a four-game trip against the last-place Anaheim Ducks.
ANAHEIM – Matt Duchene is out, but David Jones is back in. That’s the word I’m hearing, even though the Avs did not have a morning skate today here in sunny Southern California.
Jones, out the last couple weeks with a groin pull, has been activated by the team and should be in the lineup for the New Year’s Eve tilt with the reeling but still dangerous Ducks.
By the way, Jan...