Duchene ended his nine-game goal drought with a goal and two assists Tuesday against Chicago.
He also finished with five shots on goal, the fifth time he's done so this season. Duchene needed a big game in a bad way, having been mired in the worst slump of his professional career and managed just eight shots in the seven games prior to Tuesday's outburst. He's on pace to finish with the worst offensive numbers of his career, but will at least make it five straight 40-point seasons. It's been a very disappointing season overall for Duchene and the Avs.
Duchene is mired in an 11-game scoring slump.
He's minus-11 in the same span. Duchene's forgettable season continues. He appears to be simply playing out the season for the statistically awful Avs. 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.
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 has been a disappointment this season, to say the least. But the talented speedster has eight 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.