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Position
C
 
Jersey
9
Name  Matt Duchene
Born  1/16/1991
Height  5-11
Weight  200
Shoots  L
11/15/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored a goal and finished plus-one on Saturday.
Insight: Duchene has six goals and seven assists with a minus-one rating this season. Colorado won, 3-2, on Saturday for its second straight game, so perhaps the Avalanche get rolling now. They have struggled out of the gate.
 
11/13/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene recorded two points on Thursday.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +1 rating on the night. Duchene now has 12 points on the season, but is -2 in 2014-15 as well.
 
10/25/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his third goal of the season on Friday in Colorado's rout of Voncouver, 7-3.
Insight: Duchene also had two assists and a plus-two rating on Friday. Duchene had six shots on goal as well.
 
10/18/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the season, but Colorado ultimately lost to Montreal, 3-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Duchene scored a tip-in goal off a Jarome Iginla shot at the 17:29 mark of the third period. The goal cut the Montreal lead to just one, but Colorado could not muster another score. With the loss, the Avalance dropped to 1-4-1 on the season.
 
10/11/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Avalanche coach Patrick Roy is shuffling his top two lines for the Saturday night rematch against the Wild.
Insight: Colorado opened the season against Minnesota and lost 5-0, so Roy wants to shakes things up. Matt Duchene will move up to the top line to play with Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla while Gabriel Landeskog will move down to the second line to skate with Nathan MacKinnon and Alex Tanguay. All six forwards are very good, so for fantasy purposes, it really doesn't matter where Roy places there guys.
 
10/2/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene should be in line for another big season.
Insight: He had a career-high 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists) in 71 games last year, and will be centering Colorado's top line in 2014-15. Duchene's assists number could continue to rise with newcomer Jarome Iginla now playing on his right wing. Owners could do a lot worse if they decide to draft Duchene within the first five or six rounds.
 
4/28/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene (knee) returned to action for Game 6 of Colorado's playoff series against the Wild Monday night.
Insight: Duchene missed the past month with a sprained MCL. He was Colorado's leading scorer during the regular season with 70 points (23 G, 47 A) in 71 games.
 
4/28/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene skated hard in the morning session, will participate in the pre-warmup and will be a game-time decision for Game 6 against Minnesota.
Insight: Duchene is recovering from a sprained MCL. He was Colorado's leading scorer during the regular season (23 G, 47 A), but hasn't played in a game since March 29th.
 
4/27/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: The Avalanche are taking a "serious look" at playing center Matt Duchene Monday in Game 6. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
Insight: Duchene's recovery from a sprained MCL is all but complete. He was at the team's morning skate yesterday and is now questionable for Game 6. Duchene, Colorado's leading scorer during the regular season, hasn't played in a game since March 29th.
 
4/26/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene won't be able to play Saturday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Insight: Duchene was at the team's morning skate today but he's still not ready for game action. He sprained his MCL a little over a month ago and should be available if the team advances to round two.
 
4/21/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Avs center Matt Duchene skated on Monday. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: It's the first time he's been able to do that since spraining his MCL last month. Duchene (23 goals, 47 assists) seems to be making progress but he's still a long shot to play against Minnesota in the first round.
 
4/19/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene (knee) isn't expected to play in the first round of the postseason, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Duchene 23 G, 47 A) missed all of April due to a knee injury. The Avalanche will attempt to go up 2-0 on the Wild Saturday without their young center.
 
3/31/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene will be out 3-to-4 weeks after injuring his knee Saturday against the Sharks. SOURCE: Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Insight: That means Duchene's regular season is over. If you're not in a keeper league, get Duchene (23 goals, 47 assists this season) off your roster immediately.
 
3/29/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Avs center Matt Duchene injured his knee Saturday against the Sharks. SOURCE: Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Insight: He's done for the afternoon. Duchene left the game after only 32 seconds. He leads the team in points (70) and assists (47) this season.
 
Hot3/16/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene had two assists Sunday after seeing his nine-game points streak come to an end Friday.
Insight: Duchene had 14 points (five goals) during the streak but was held in check by Anaheim Friday. After collecting two helpers Sunday, Duchene has 42 assists to go with 22 goals in 65 games.
 
2/8/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his first goal since Jan. 18 7:49 into the second period Saturday and he potted another three minutes later.
Insight: Duchene had scored just one goal in his last 23 games prior to Saturday, but he still has 19 goals and 50 points in 55 games.
 
11/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene (oblique) returned to the lineup Wednesday night.
Insight: According to the Denver Post, Duchene (12 goals, eight assists in 19 games) admitted he wouldn't have played if Paul Stastny wasn't scratched due to back spasms. "I was going to take two more days and when Paulie went down, it was one of those situations where I needed to step in and I felt good enough to do so," Duchene said. "From that point, it wasn't precautionary any more and we just went with it. I'm thankful to get out of that game without anything more in terms of being hurt, I feel great, and I'm looking forward to playing on the weekend."
 
11/25/2013 8:58:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene returned to practice Monday though he's still a longshot for Wednesday's game against the Blues. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Duchene (12 goals, eight assists in 19 games) has missed the team's last three games with an oblique injury. The Avs are 3-0 without him, though two of those wins did come in overtime.
 
11/20/2013 6:20:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Colorado center Matt Duchene (oblique) will not join the team on its two-game road trip after all.
Insight: The Post reported Tuesday that he would join the team to practice Thursday with an eye on returning Saturday, but the Avs have decided not to rush him.
 
11/19/2013 7:55:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Colorado center Matt Duchene (oblique) will join the team on a two-game road trip that begins Thursday to start practicing. He might only miss two games (Tuesday and Thursday) with his injury.
Insight: The 22-year-old center has 12 goals and 20 points in 19 games. He might play as soon as Saturday, but coach Patrick Roy said the team won't rush him back.
 

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