Duchene is mired in an 11-game scoring slump. He's minus-11 in the same span, so Duchene's forgettable season continues. He appears simply to be playing out the season for an awful Avs squad. Duchene's minus-28 is perilously close to the number of points he has on the year (36). Yikes. The bench is the only place for him in most fantasy formats.
Duchene scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Lightning. Duchene is a remarkable talent, but his season has been running on Gravol. It's no secret he's on the trade block; he'll assume a top-line role no matter where he lands. And that means Duchene's value will go up fast.
Duchene delivered a trio of assists in a 5-2 win over the Jets on Saturday. Duchene has been a disappointment this season, to say the least. But the talented speedster has right points (two goals, six assists) in his last eight games. Maybe the season is shifting for him, despite murmurs that he'd entertain a trade. The second half will be better for Duchene, regardless of where he plays. Get ready for a surge.
Duchene (illness) will suit up Wednesday night against the Canucks, Terry Frei of The Denver Post reports. Duchene dropped two goals and two assists in a four-game span before missing Monday's home clash with the Sharks. We wouldn't be surprised if many a fantasy owner has shied away from Avalanche players this season -- they do have a horrendous minus-62 goal differential -- but you'd have to be involved in quite the shallow league to justify benching Duchene, whose owns the team lead with 15 goals and is consistently deployed on the top man-advantage unit.
Duchene (illness) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Canucks, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. The team recalled Jim O'Brien from San Antonio of the AHL just in case Duchene isn't well enough to play. If you're in a hockey pool allowing daily transactions, keep Duchene reserved just to be on the safe side.
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