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.
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.
Duchene (illness) will not play Monday against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Duchene reportedly missed the morning skate, too, and isn't feeling well enough to suit up. The timing of the absence is a shame, as the speedy center was finally starting to heat up with four points in his last four contests. Look for further information regarding his status prior to Wednesday's game against Vancouver.