Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Duchene skates with team; won't play in Game 5

photo - The Colorado Avalanche should know more about center Matt Duchene's playing status on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) + caption
The Colorado Avalanche should know more about center Matt Duchene's playing status on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
The Associated Press Updated: April 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says leading scorer Matt Duchene won't play in Game 5 against Minnesota on Saturday night even after skating with the team in a morning practice.

Roy says he will know more about Duchene's potential playing status Sunday.

Duchene has been out since damaging the MCL in his left knee when he ran into a teammate against San Jose on March 29. He's been skating on his own all week, before joining the team Saturday hours before a pivotal game in a series tied at 2.

Rookie Nathan MacKinnon says that knowing Duchene may return at some point is "definitely a huge momentum boost for us."

The Avs have struggled to score on Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper. Duchene had 70 points in the regular season.

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
AUG
29
AUG
30
AUG
31
SEP
1
SEP
2
SEP
3
SEP
4
SEP
5
SEP
6
SEP
7
SEP
8
SEP
9
SEP
10
SEP
11
Advertisement