Originally written on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/31/11
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My story on Matt Duchene, delayed once after originally being slotted for December 28, was scheduled to run on Sunday. Oops. 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 reworking it when he returns, or even trying to update it after talking to him in the next few days, but the Avalanche policy is that injured players are not allowed to speak to the media. So here’s the story that won’t make the paper. And, again, I’m not disagreeing with that decision, but letting the Avalanche fans who read here get a little material. The only changes I’ve made from what I turned in last Monday before taking a brief vacation the addition of additional quotes I didn’t think I had room for in the original story. His comments here about “adversity” are a bit eerie in retrospect. Finally, as s...
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