Matt Duchene RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Duchene having bounce-back year with Avalanche

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene's team-leading 21 goals equals what he had last season for the Avalanche. The comparison ends there, because Duchene has played in 39 fewer games in what has become a big bounce-back year. No. 9 scored twice Sunday at Chicago in a 6-3 loss to the Blackhawks. He has played in every..." January 11

  • Predators Asked About Johansen, Duchene, Nugent-Hopkins

    Today's Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On the Nashville Predators: “I think they have a pretty big decision to make. They’re asking around. I think they’ve asked about Johansen. I think they asked about Matt Duchene when Duchene was available. I think they’re one..." December 22

  • Kane, Holtby and Duchene named stars for November "Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November. FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Kane led the NHL with 15 assists and 23..." December 01

  • Huge If True: Is a Matt Duchene trade plausible?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Rumor The stock-in-trade of rumor mongers across the league is the fact that they come up with things that theoretically could happen. Very few of them will actually say things like, “The Penguins are struggling, so I've heard they're looking to trade Sidney Crosby for Luca Sbisa, Bo..." November 19

  • Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro

    Sportsnet "The most interesting thing about Matt Duchene‘s name being included in a trade rumour isn’t that rival teams have shown interest in prying him from the Colorado Avalanche. It’s the way the 24-year-old forward has handled being blind-sided by the news, especially since it came at a time when the..." November 17

  • Matt Duchene wants to stay with Avalanche

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene might have flinched upon hearing he recently led a TSN "Insider Trading" segment, but it didn't take the Avalanche forward long to realize the rumor had little substance. Respected Canadian journalists hosting the show only suggested Duchene might be moved. "It's part of hockey...." November 16

  • Avalanche thinking about trading Matt Duchene

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Avalanche are in a tier all their own the Central Division, but unfortunately for them it's in the basement. Trailing sixth-place Chicago by six points, the early indications are that it's going to be another long season for Colorado. It's reaching the point where the Avs are..." November 13

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    Rick Sadowski @RickS7

    #Avs Roy on Duchene (stiff back): "Should be fine for tomorrow." #Avalanche #Ducks

  • Duchene says Ryan O'Reilly 'was a good teammate ... at the rink'

    NBC Sports "It’s almost odd that it took so long for an Avalanche player to at least mildly criticize Ryan O'Reilly. To many, “ROR” leaving Colorado was a matter of when, not if, ever since that strange offer sheet drama fizzled out back in 2013. Matt Duchene provided somewhat spicy remarks – at least..." October 03

  • Matt Duchene rips Avs’ season-opening blowout loss; calls for less buck-passing

    Denver Post "It seems contradictory to think the Minnesota Wild might sneak up on the Avalanche. The two teams have played each other in eight straight games dating to a seven-game playoff series last season. And the Wild won five of the past six, including a blowout victory over Colorado on Thursday. But..." October 11

  • Core Values: Avs brimming with youth led by Duchene, MacKinnon

    CBS Sports "In the salary cap era, where NHL teams have to be efficient with their money, it's important for each club to have a core group of players who set the foundation on which to build the rest of the team. This group often includes the players who consume the bulk of a team's cap space, while also..." August 12

  • Duchene plans to play in Game 7 despite not being 100 percent

    Pro Hockey Talk "You can probably say this about a lot of players at this time of year, but Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene won’t be at his physical best in Game 7 on Wednesday. Still, he told the Denver Post that he’ll be ready to go against the Minnesota Wild even with that wonky knee. Duchene, 23, said..." April 30

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Matt Duchene will be a game-time decision

  • Matt Duchene for Game 6? 'We're going to take a serious look at it'

    Denver Post "Resilient Avalanche rallies to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in overtime to win Game 5 and take a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 is Monday in St. Paul and it looks like Colorado leading scorer Matt Duchene is scheduled to play. Today marks the month anniversary of when he strained an MCL knee ligament, and..." April 27

  • Matt Duchene travels with Avalanche to Minnesota, could begin skating Monday

    Denver Post "Holding a 2-0 first-round series lead over Minnesota, the Avalanche didn't practice Sunday before convening at a private air terminal near Denver International Airport to catch a flight to the Twin Cities area. Among the traveling party were forwards Matt Duchene and John Mitchell, neither of..." April 21

  • Avs' Matt Duchene unlikely to return for first-round series

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Avalanche may have gotten by the Minnesota Wild in dramatic fashion in Game 1, but it sure would be nice for them to have leading scorer Matt Duchene back. That probably won't happen in the first round series according to head coach Patrick Roy. Duchene has been out since suffering..." April 20

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    INJURY UPDATE: Matt Duchene (knee) will be out roughly four weeks.

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Bad news from Avs: Duchene has a knee injury, won't return

  • Matt Duchene's goal lifts Avalanche past Jets in overtime

    Denver Post "Encouraged by Avalanche coach Patrick Roy to "have fun," captain Gabe Landeskog was greeted with a funny-looking toy helmet in his locker-room stall Monday morning, and after the ensuing night game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center, Landeskog slapped a team logo on it and put it to..." March 11

  • Matt Duchene getting "apples" but not harvesting goals

    Denver Post "A popular term for assists these days is "apples," so Matt Duchene has still pretty much been an apple-a-day player with the Avalanche lately. But there has only been one goal in the last 18 games, a short-side shot past Nashville Predators goalie Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 18. Duchene knows players..." January 29

  • Matt Duchene big, Avalanche rally to beat Jets in Winnipeg shootout

    Denver Post "Patrick Roy hasn't played an NHL game in more than a decade, but he got on the scoresheet Thursday night in Winnipeg. Well, sort of. His two-minute penalty for barking at the referees might have been the difference in a 4-3 shootout victory by the Avalanche in front of 15,003 Jets fans at..." December 13

  • Matt Duchene returns to Avalanche practice, but is doubtful vs. Blues

    Denver Post "Avalanche center Matt Duchene practiced in a orange no-contact sweater Monday. But Colorado coach Patrick Roy said the team's leading scorer is not expected to play Wednesday against the St. Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center. Duchene, who has missed the past three games since suffering an oblique..." November 25

  • Report: Duchene to skip road trip after injury setback

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche will reportedly have to make do without leading scorer Matt Duchene for a while longer. According to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, the 22-year-old had a setback to his oblique injury while skating on Wednesday morning. The forward will not go on Colorado's two-game..." November 21

  • Matt Duchene might return to Avs sooner than expected

    Denver Post "Following the morning skate in preparation for Tuesday's big game against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy had good news for his team that has lost three straight since beginning 14-2. Leading scorer Matt Duchene might only miss two games with an oblique injury, and..." November 20

  • Matt Duchene expected to miss a week for Avs after oblique injury

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Avalanche are finally hitting some bumps in the road, having lost each of their last three games. They are going to lose their best skater Matt Duchene too, but not for as long as initially feared. Duchene suffered an oblique injury on Saturday night in the Avalanche's 4-1 loss to..." November 18

  • Avalanche's Matt Duchene tweets get-well wish to Lightning's Stamkos

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene probably already had a decent chance at making the Canadian Olympic team in February. It could be just a bit better now with the long-term injury to Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos. Stamkos is out indefinitely after breaking a leg Monday in Boston. Duchene, 22, is off to..." November 13

  • Nathan MacKinnon moved back to center; Matt Duchene doesn’t practice

    Denver Post "The news out of Avalanche practice Thursday: Ryan Wilson has a back injury and highly doubtful for Friday’s game with the Flames. He’ll be seen by Dr. Parker this afternoon and we might know more then. It’s just the latest in a string of injuries that have felled Wilson the last couple..." November 07

  • Avalanche's Matt Duchene is getting long results with shorter stick

    Denver Post "Burgeoning Avalanche superstar Matt Duchene is 5-foot-11 but uses a hockey stick that could be sized for a bantam. That's ages 13-14 in hockey terms, and most kids at that level are well under 5-11. With skates on, the butt end of Duchene's stick is about six inches under his chin, which is..." October 30

  • Avs change top line at practice on day before first preseason game

    Denver Post "The Avalanche changed up one of its top two lines at practice Tuesday. Time will tell if things stay that way. But it was a big change by coach Patrick Roy in moving veteran Steve Downie onto a line with Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly. Previously P.A. Parenteau had been on the line with..." September 17

  • Ryan O’Reilly talks about moving to left wing with the Avalanche

    Denver Post "What was your reaction to Patrick Roy saying you’ll move from center to left wing: “I’m excited about it. I’m looking at it as a good new challenge for me. I mean I’ll be playing with two great players (Matt Duchene at center and P.A. Parenteau at right wing). I’ve played on the wing before with..." August 13

  • Matt Duchene helps buy signed B's jersey for bullied girl's birthday

    CBS Sports "Here is example No. 1764 of why hockey players are the best around. Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene was back in Ontario recently taking part in a charity golf tournament. Already off to a good start on the nice meter. In addition to the golf such events usually have auctions of..." August 09

  • Matt Duchene's contract extension caps atypical offseason for Avs

    Denver Post "Thanks to a restructured front office that oozes a competitive fire worthy of automatic Stanley Cup consideration it has been an exciting offseason for the Avalanche. After winning the draft lottery promoting Joe Sakic as the top day-to-day executive and hiring fellow Avalanche two-time winning..." August 02

  • Matt Duchene signs five-year contract extension with Avalanche

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Avalanche have signed Matt Duchene to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2018-19 season, the team announced on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the team, but he's set to make $3.5 million during the 2013-14 season as part of the..." July 18

  • Avalanche should sign Matt Duchene to contract extension this summer

    Denver Post "If Avalanche management is smart — OK, knock off the jokes, please — it will sign Matt Duchene to a long-term extension as quickly as it can this summer. For the Avs, that means June 22nd. That was the date last year on which he signed a two-year, $7 million contract, and NHL bylaws prohibit..." April 24

  • Avalanche star Matt Duchene more energized this season

    Denver Post "Diet: For Matt Duchene, it meant getting rid of gluten, dropping 10 pounds and adding more quickness and energy. Exercise: For Duchene, it meant not just going through the motions, but learning more what the motions could do for his body. The result of Duchene's new diet and exercise..." March 17

  • Matt Duchene scores just before buzzer to give Avs 3-2 overtime win

    Denver Post "Zero point two seconds. Not much time by any estimation. But for the Avalanche, it was an ocean of time Sunday night. When replays on the soon-to-be replaced Jumbo-Tron at the Pepsi Center showed 0.2 seconds were still left on the clock in overtime when Matt Duchene's shot went into the net, the..." March 11

  • Avs' Duchene-O'Reilly friendship appears to be on ice

    Denver Post "The ice-level dining room at the United Center is within 30 feet of the visiting team's dressing room, and on the way to the press box elevators is a bigger hallway, a good spot to kick the ball around. European football or Hacky Sack is the universal off-ice pregame warm-up for hockey players...." March 07

  • Looks Like Matt Duchene will play tonight

    Mile High Hockey "It appears that Matt Duchene and his tender groin will be back in the lineup tonight. Mike Chambers and Mark Moser both reported that Duchene was skating today Mike Chambers @MChambersDP Looks like Matt Duchene will play tonight. Working all drills right now " February 28

  • Matt Duchene's goal on bad call leads Avalanche over Predators

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene was expecting to hear a whistle. The Avalanche center knew he was offside. The puck was behind him when he crossed the Nashville Predators' blue line. His breakaway bid was going to be waved off. Duchene drove to the net anyway, didn't hear a whistle to stop play, and ripped a..." February 19

  • Matt Duchene's deal with Avalanche worth a look from Ryan O'Reilly

    Denver Post "The Avalanche's 2013 season is going so badly, maybe we should follow the modern fashion for disasters and give it a name. My choice is "Ogie," in honor of the notorious goon from "Slap Shot," Ogie Ogilthorpe. Part of the Avalanche turmoil, of course, is fourth-year center Ryan O'Reilly's..." February 18

  • Duchene will spend part of the summer training with Crosby

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matt Duchene is coming off of a disappointing season where he had just 28 points in 58 games. He recently inked a two-year, $7 million deal with the Avs and will need to bounce back if he wants his next contract to be bigger. According to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Duchene has decided to..." June 24

  • It's time for Avs' Matt Duchene to earn his pay

    Denver Post "The Colorado Avalanche gave center Matt Duchene a $7 million slap in the face. We all should be so lucky. On Saturday, the Avs shouted an unmistakable message to Duchene: Grow up! Of course, $7 million isn't exactly chump change. But you don't have to read between the lines of the new..." June 24

  • Avalanche's Matt Duchene learning to live, play with injuries

    Denver Post "His left knee has been encased in a metal brace for three months. His right ankle has been wrapped in copious amounts of tape for a few weeks. Avalanche forward Matt Duchene has done a good job of keeping that under wraps to the public, but it hasn't been easy. "I've become a way better pro..." April 03

  • Can Colorado keep up without Matt Duchene?

    Denver Post "I always want to watch Matt Duchene. But in light of his injury -- again -- I have to ask: Are the Avs appreciably worse without him right now? I mean, it seems like when he was out the first time, they were the same inconsistent team when he was in. How is the team different with and without him,..." March 09

  • Matt Duchene injured in Colorado Avalanche's 7-1 win over Minnesota Wild

    Denver Post "As Avalanche coach Joe Sacco put it well after his team's 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild, Steve Downie — the Avs' revelatory new addition to the lineup — "unnerves" people. With biker-length hair, missing teeth and a scowl, Downie definitely looks like a guy you'd want to think twice about..." March 07

  • Avalanche's Matt Duchene upbeat about return from injury but needs more production

    Denver Post "In the otherwise funereal atmosphere of the Avalanche dressing room Sunday night, Matt Duchene briefly displayed an upward lilt to his tone when asked how he felt in his first game back after seven weeks on the injured list. "I felt really good. I might be actually in better shape now than when..." February 21

  • Duchene's injury could be costly

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene? has never had a significant injury in his three-year NHL career, but that might have changed. Duchene, the top-line Avs forward with 12 goals and 24 points entering Thursday's game with Phoenix, sustained a right knee injury in the first period and did not return. Duchene was..." December 30

  • Avs star learning from master Iginla

    Calgary Sun "Matt Duchene had a simple reason for remaining calm through his early season struggles. The Colorado Avalanche rising star had been through it a year ago. Not only did Duchene pull out of his slump to kick off the 2010-11 season — as he's done this year — but he learned something valuable..." November 13

  • Duchene's goal decisive as Avalanche finally wins at home

    Denver Post "Ah, some balance. The ice is no longer tilted. The discrepancy isn't so obvious. With the NHL's best road record (6-1) but the only team to have failed to produce a point at home, the Avalanche made some amends Sunday night with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi..." October 31

  • Matt Duchene, coach Joe Sacco are Avalanche's odd couple

    Denver Post "The Avalanche can't figure out what to do with center Matt Duchene?, whose star has lost a little luster at the tender age of 20, when his impatience for success has collided with coach Joe Sacco's frustration. It's not pretty. "I try to skip to step 10 before I start step one. I miss some of..." October 30