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9 Matt Duchene C
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 1/16/1991 | Birthplace: Halliburton, Ontario, Canada | Team: Colorado Avalanche | College: None | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $3,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/46 | Average Draft Position: 76.22
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4/16/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Still Sidelined

News: Matt Duchene (knee) did not skate Tuesday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The report notes that Matt Duchene is not expected to play in the first two games of the Avs' upcoming series against the Wild (which opens Thursday), at a minimum.

3/31/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Out Four Weeks

News: Matt Duchene will miss about four weeks with a knee injury that he sustained Saturday, the Avs' official site reports.
Analysis: The injury ends Matt Duchene's regular season, and the report suggests that he will likely remain out of the Avs' lineup through at least the first round of the upcoming postseason slate. This is no doubt devastating news for Duchene owners hunting for a fantasy championship as well as the Avs, who will likely draw the Blackhawks in the opening round without their leading scorer.

3/29/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene To Have MRI Sunday On Injured Knee

News: Matt Duchene (knee) will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of his injury, reports NHL.com. "I'm always a positive person. I believe that he's going to be back for playoffs," said coach Patrick Roy after Saturday's game where Duchene was injured.
Analysis: The injury happened on Matt Duchene's very first shift when he collided with teammate Jamie McGinn just inside the Sharks' blue line. The collision was head-on, knee-to-knee and we always worry about ACLs in that situation. We'll know more Sunday.

3/29/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Leaves Saturday With Knee Injury

News: Matt Duchene was removed from Saturday's game against the Sharks with a knee injury, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports. He will not return.
Analysis: Much to the chagrin of fantasy owners and Avalanche fans, it looks like Matt Duchene could be out for some time, as he limped off the ice in severe pain after colliding with teammate Jamie McGinn in the team's opening minute. The Avs' leading scorer this season with a career-high 70 points, Duchene had been in the midst of one of his hottest stretches of the season, with 20 points in his last 15 contests. Expect the Avalanche to provide an official update on the extent of his injury after the game.

3/28/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Two-Point Night For Avs' Duchene

Matt Duchene

Two-Point Night For Avs' Duchene

News: Matt Duchene registered a goal and an assist in Thursday's overtime win over the Canucks.
Analysis: Matt Duchene's 23rd goal of the season tied the game up at 1-1 in the first period, while his assist on Tyson Barrie's game-winner in overtime allowed the Avalanche to close in on clinching their first playoff berth in four years. The 23-year-old center has been on fire since returning from the Olympic break, compiling four goals and 16 assists in his last 15 games.

3/26/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Adds Assist Tuesday

News: Matt Duchene grabbed an assist -- his 46th of the season, good for ninth in the NHL -- in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Predators.
Analysis: After being held off the scoresheet in rare fashion against Boston on Friday, Matt Duchene resumed his point-per-game scoring pace in Colorado's 22nd road win of the season. He now has points in 13 of his last 15 games and sits 17th in league scoring with 68. Strangely enough, Duchene -- along with the rest of the Avs -- didn't see any man-advantage time for the second time all year, as the Predators didn't commit a single penalty against the Avs. Nonetheless, with 10 games left on the docket, the 23-year-old looks poised to flirt with 80 points. Make sure you cash in.

3/18/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs` Duchene Adds Another Two Helpers Tuesday

Matt Duchene

Avs` Duchene Adds Another Two Helpers Tuesday

News: Matt Duchene factored in two Avalanche goals Tuesday, grabbing a pair of assists for the second game in a row in a 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He was also a plus-2 despite the Avs giving up four even-strength goals.
Analysis: Win or lose, No. 9 consistently finds a way to get it done for the boys from Denver. Matt Duchene has been an animal since returning from the Olympics with a gold medal, scoring in all but one of the Avs` 11 games for a total of 16 points. His prolific point total now sits at 66 and plunks him into a six-player logjam for 10th overall in league scoring with other all-world superstars like Evgeni Malkin, John Tavares and Nicklas Backstrom. Every so often, a generational talent emerges that is seemingly immune to the plateaus and slumps of an NHL season, finding a way to produce regardless of the situation. It`s officially time to consider Dutchy as one of them.

3/16/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Dishes Out Pair Of Assists In Win

News: Matt Duchene continued his torrid scoring pace Sunday, dishing out two assists en route to a 3-1 victory over Ottawa.
Analysis: The Matt Duchene Train got right back on track in Ottawa after briefly pulling into the station last game when he was held pointless for the first time in nine outings. Duchene is solidifying himself as a legitimate point-per-game stud and continues to show that he relishes the role of carrying his team in the absence of Paul Stastny and P.A. Parenteau. Unless you selected him in the top 15-20 picks of your draft, you got way more than your money's worth. He now has 42 assists - two more than his previous career-high - to go with his 22 goals in 65 games.

3/12/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Keeps Rolling Wednesday

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Keeps Rolling Wednesday

News: Matt Duchene racked up a goal and an assist Wednesday - giving him 62 points in 63 games and a nine-game point streak - as Colorado iced the Blackhawks 3-2.
Analysis: Also of note Wednesday was Matt Duchene's five shots on goal that upped his total to 202 on the season, tying his career high. The Avs' MVP is playing out of his mind right now - even by his lofty standards - and with offensive weapons P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny sidelined with injuries, he looks up to the task of carrying Colorado's offense. At this point, it's a no-brainer that he'll easily notch the five points required to eclipse his career high of 67 set in his sophomore season, but what about beyond that? Is Dutchy an 80-point guy? The Avs are motivated to fight for home ice in the playoffs, so he should come close.

3/10/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs` Duchene`s Streak At Eight With OT Winner

Matt Duchene

Avs` Duchene`s Streak At Eight With OT Winner

News: Matt Duchene extended his point streak to eight games Monday, backhanding the overtime winner past the Jets' Al Montoya.
Analysis: The drama continues for the boys from the Mile High City. After getting run over by Winnipeg's Jim Slater in the third, Matt Duchene came back with a vengeance in OT, carving through the neutral zone before ending the game on a tremendous individual effort. His 12 points -- including four multi-point efforts -- over his eight-game point streak have given him the Avalanche lead in points (61), assists (39), game-winning goals (six) and shots on goal (197). The Avs will look to Dutchy to keep it up, as the last two games have seen two of their top players, Paul Stastny and P.A. Parenteau, go down with injuries.

3/6/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Reaches 20 Goals In Win

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Reaches 20 Goals In Win

News: Matt Duchene opened the scoring for Colorado and later assisted on another Thursday in a 3-2 overtime win against the Wings.
Analysis: After a couple of below-average years, the dynamic winger became the fourth Av to join the 20-goal club this season, his third time in five NHL campaigns. He was the benefactor of a famous Joe Louis Arena end-board bounce just after the game`s halfway mark, making no mistake when the puck ricocheted directly to his stick after Erik Johnson shot wide. Also, seemingly lost in all the hoopla of teammate Nathan MacKinnon`s 13-game rookie point streak is the fact that Dutchy is on a six-game streak of his own, a season high. With 19 games remaining, Matt Duchene is just two assists, seven goals and nine points shy of clearing his career highs. We don`t anticipate he`ll have much difficulty doing that -- as long as he stays healthy, of course.

3/2/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Another Two Points for Avs' Duchene

News: Matt Duchene grabbed two more helpers in Sunday's 6-3 home victory over the Lightning.
Analysis: Matt Duchene now has a modest four-game point streak going, his second longest of the season. His line with P.A. Parenteau and Ryan O'Reilly has looked like a juggernaut since returning from the Olympic break, hitting the scoresheet a combined 15 times in three games. A slight knock on Dutchy in this one was his three turnovers, but unless you're coach Patrick Roy, you probably don't mind.

3/2/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Adds Helper Friday

News: Matt Duchene assisted on P.A. Parenteau's first-period power-play goal in Friday's 4-2 triumph over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Another game, another point for Colorado's leading scorer from Haliburton, Ontario. He currently has 53 points and needs just 14 more to surpass his career high of 67 set as a sophomore in 2010-11. If the Avs keep rolling the way they've been all season, we don't think he'll have a problem.

2/26/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Assists Twice In Loss

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Assists Twice In Loss

News: Matt Duchene recorded two assists Wednesday against the Kings.
Analysis: The center stayed hot Wednesday, recording his third and fourth points in the last two games. He now has 19 goals and 33 assists in 56 games on the year.

2/8/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene: Two-Goal Night

News: Matt Duchene scored twice in Saturday's win over the Islanders. The goals were his first in 10 games.
Analysis: He still has nine points overall in those 10 games, so his production is just coming in different forms. He has 50 points in 55 games and is poised to finish the season in the low 70s (and a new career best).

2/4/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Rough Night For Avs' Duchene

News: Matt Duchene's four-game point streak came to a crashing halt Tuesday as he went scoreless and a whopping minus-5 in a 5-1 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Yep, Matt Duchene -- along with linemates Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn -- was out there on the ice for all five goals against and on the bench for the Avs' only tally. Oddly, he otherwise put forth a fairly strong effort, tallying five shots on goal, a pair of blocked shots and a hit while going 7-for-8 on faceoffs. Duchene's now gone eight straight without a goal and has scored just once in his last 22 games, though at least he's collected 16 assists in that span.

1/31/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Assists Twice

News: Matt Duchene picked up a pair of assists in Thursday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: He's got five points -- all assists -- in his last four games. Despite continuing to produce helpers, Matt Duchene has scored just a single goal in his last 19 contests.

1/24/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Duchene Active In Avs Win

News: Matt Duchene assisted on two of Colorado's three goals in Friday's win over Florida, giving him three points in the last three games.
Analysis: Matt Duchene started slowly in 2014 but has been active the last week in guiding the Colorado offense. He's one of the league's top young talents and should continue posting solid numbers, albeit with a few ebbs alongside the flows.

1/15/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene: Slow Start To 2014

News: Matt Duchene has no goals and four assists over seven games since the New Year.
Analysis: The assist totals have been acceptable during that span, but Matt Duchene hasn't found twine since Dec. 19 against the Oilers -- a span of 12 games. It can probably mostly be attributed to bad luck, as Duchene is averaging three shots per game over that time, only slightly below the 3.2 per game he's putting up for the season. Eventually, the puck should start bouncing the right way for the 22-year-old.

12/21/2013

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Adds Two More Helpers In Loss

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Adds Two More Helpers In Loss

News: Matt Duchene assisted on both of the Avs' goals in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Matt Duchene has had a hand in most of the Avs' scoring efforts of late, as he's delivered two or more points in five of the last six games. Saturday's effort pushed him over a point-per-game average in 32 contests this season.

12/19/2013

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Duchene Powers Avalanche Past Edmonton

News: Matt Duchene led the Avs with a goal and two assists as they beat Edmonton 4-2 Thursday night.
Analysis: Matt Duchene's strong play has garnered some Olympic consideration, and his three-point effort strengthens his case. He was one of the game's best players and set up Colorado's first two goals before scoring an empty netter. He now has 31 points in 31 games. He's a must have in all fantasy formats.

12/18/2013

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Racking Up Points

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Racking Up Points

News: Matt Duchene factored into both Colorado goals -- scoring one on a power play and assisting on the other -- in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: He's got three multi-point efforts in his last four, and a total of seven points with a plus-4 rating in that span. Hopefully, Matt Duchene has been sticking in your fantasy lineups as he makes up for the slump he was mired in from mid-November through the first 10 days of December.

12/12/2013

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Has Huge Game In Win

News: Matt Duchene notched two goals and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Thursday.
Analysis: It was the first time Matt Duchene found twine since November 14. Hopefully this will get him going, and providing he stays healthy, he should be extremely productive for Colorado, even though he has cooled down from his torrid start.

11/28/2013

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Makes Return

News: Matt Duchene (oblique) returned to the ice Wednesday vs. the Blues, logging 17:42 of action.
Analysis: The Avs' would have preferred to rest Matt Duchene on Wednesday, but Paul Stastny's back spasms forced coach Patrick Roy to bring back the forward ahead of schedule. Duchene didn't seem to suffer any ill effects from the early comeback, but he wasn't especially effective Wednesday, charting three shots on goal and a minus-1 rating in the game.

11/27/2013

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene A Game-Time Decision Wednesday

News: Matt Duchene (oblique) is a game-time decision Wednesday vs. the Blues.
Analysis: Matt Duchene himself still seems to have his eye on a return Friday, but the Avs will list him as a game-time decision if his situation improves dramatically leading up to Wednesday's game. His presence in the lineup Wednesday would provide a big boost to the Avalanche in a pivotal Central Division matchup.