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A couple of quick hits, from today’s practice:
- Matt Duchene was back on skates today. Not with the team at practice, but on his own beforehand. I did not see him skate, but accounts are that it went well. He’s still officially listed as out “indefinitely”, but you have to believe we’re probably talking only 1-2 more weeks at most if there was not a lot of pain today – and nobody has said there was.
- Tyson Barrie will make his NHL debut tomorrow night. Don’t know who among the defense will be scratched. Joe Sacco said he would decide that overnight.
- Peter Mueller skated on a line with Ryan O’Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog today.
That’s about it for now. I will go back to being bitter about the Super Bowl.
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No Avalanche skate today. The club will resume practice Monday, when rookie defenseman Tyson Barrie will begin formal preparations for Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center. It’s all but certain Barrie will make his NHL debut against the Blackhawks, given that the Avs need an offensive spark and they aren’t going to have a fine young prospect sit...
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Here is some video yours truly shot today of Matt Duchene at the Avs’ practice facility. Keep in mind, I ain’t no Martin Scorsese, but what do you want from me.
I have a brief story on how he looked up on the Post’s main site, but will let you see for yourself how he looked today. The first one of him is doing mostly figure-8s:
The other one is just more regular skating:
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