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Matt Duchene

Avs’ Duchene out 3-4 weeks with ankle injury

Matt Duchene’s injury-plagued season just got a little more, uh, plagued as the Avalanche announced he’ll miss 3-4 weeks with an ankle issue.

The injury occurred Tuesday during a 7-1 blowout of the Wild. Duchene was tripped up by Minnesota’s Nick Palmieri late in the third period and rolled his right ankle — he had to be helped from the ice and didn’t return to the contest.

While there’s no word on the injury’s severity, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports Duchene won’t require surgery, meaning he’s got a chance of returning before the end of the regular season.

That said, the loss is still a critical one for the Avalanche, currently sitting in a three-way tie for eighth in the West with 74 points (at the time of writing, only seven points separated teams seven-through-12.) Duchene had been skating with Mark Olver and Peter Mueller on an effective third line and led Colorado in scoring last season with 67 points, the youngest player in franchise history to achieve that feat.

As mentioned above, this has been a forgettable season for Duchene in terms of health. The 21-year-old missed 20 games earlier this season with a knee injury and is on pace for career lows in every significant statistical category.

Update: Duchene addressed the injury via his Twitter account.


Matt Duchene helped off ice after tweaking right leg

Colorado Avalanche v Detroit Red Wings

Just about everything seemed to be going right for the Colorado Avalanche tonight. Sure, the Minnesota Wild are in nosedive mode, but the bottom line is that the Avs are doing what they need to do – and more – in what ended up being a 7-1 beating.

Unfortunately for Colorado,a nice win on national TV might cost the team its streaky young star Matt Duchene. The 21-year-old forward needed help to get off the ice after an unlucky accident in which he locked skates with Minnesota Wild Nick Palmieri

The way his leg moved, it certainly didn’t look good, either. Check out video below:

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Adrian Dater provides a medium update: it is a right ankle injury, but a “prognosis” won’t come until tomorrow.

Duchene might not be the most consistent offensive performer, but when he’s on his game, the third overall selection of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft is one of the NHL’s flashiest forces. Losing his touch could be a brutal blow for an Avalanche team stuck in a rugged playoff bubble battle out West.

PHT’s NHL Trade Deadline Tracker

Andrei Kostitsyn

Monday, Feb. 27 is the final day for NHL teams to make trades for the 2011-12 regular season. The deadline is set for 3PM ET — be sure to check back here often as PHT will update the tracker throughout the day.

Here’s a complete list of all trades since Feb. 16:

source: Getty Images

Feb. 27 (Note: There were 16 trades involving 32 players on deadline day)

To Anaheim: D Mark Fraser
To Toronto: RW Dale Mitchell (link)

To Vancouver: RW Andrew Gordon
To Anaheim: D Sebastien Erixson (link)

To Vancouver: RW Zack Kassian,
To Buffalo: C Cody Hodgson (link)

To Vancouver: Marc-Andre Gragnani
To Buffalo: Alexander Sulzer (link)

To Nashville: C Paul Gaustad, 2012 4th-round pick
To Buffalo: 2012 1st-round pick (link)

To New York Rangers: D John Scott
To Chicago: 2012 5th-round pick (link)

To Boston: D Greg Zanon
To Minnesota: D Steve Kampfer (link)

To Boston: RW Brian Rolston, D Mike Mottau
To New York Islanders: RW Yannick Riendeau, D Marc Cantin (link)

To Chicago: D Johnny Oduya
To Winnipeg: 2013 2nd- and 3rd-round picks (link)

To San Jose: C Daniel Winnik, C T.J. Galiardi, 2012 7th-round pick
To Colorado: LW Jamie McGinn (link)

To Tampa Bay: D  Brian Lee
To Ottawa: D Matt Gilroy (link)

To Vancouver: C Samuel Pahlsson
To Columbus: D Taylor Ellinlgton, Two 2012 4th-round picks (link)

To Tampa Bay: D Keith Aulie
To Toronto: RW Carter Ashton (link)

To Edmonton: D Nick Schultz
To Minnesota: D Tom Gilbert (link)

To Tampa Bay: D Mike Commodore
To Detroit: Cond. 2013 7th-round pick (link)

To Nashville: RW Andrei Kostitsyn
To Montreal: 2013 2nd-round pick, Cond. 2013 5th-round pick (link)

Feb. 26

To Ottawa: G Ben Bishop
To St. Louis: 2013 2nd-round pick (link)

Feb. 25

To Florida: LW Wojtek Wolski
To New York Rangers: D Mike Vernace, 2013 3rd-round pick (link)

Feb. 24

To New Jersey: D Marek Zidlicky
To Minnesota: D Kurtis Foster, RW Nick Palmieri, LW Stephane Veilleux, 2012 2nd-round pick, Cond. 2013 3rd-round pick (link)

To Florida: C Jerred Smithson
To Nashville: 2012 6th-round pick (link)

Feb. 23

To Los Angeles: C Jeff Carter
To Columbus: D Jack Johnson, Cond. 1st-round pick (link)

Feb. 22

To Phoenix: C Antoine Vermette
To Columbus: 2012 2nd-round pick, 2013 5th-round pick, G Curtis McElhinney (link)

Feb. 21

To Detroit: D Kyle Quincey
To Tampa Bay: 2012 1st-round pick, D Sebastien Piche (link)

To Colorado: RW Steve Downie
To Tampa Bay: D Kyle Quincey (link)

To Tampa Bay: RW Brandon Segal
To Chicago: F Matt Fornataro (link)

Feb. 17

To Philadelphia: D Pavel Kubina
To Tampa Bay: LW Jon Kalinski, 2013 2nd-round pick, Cond. 2013 4th-round pick (link)

To Nashville: D Hal Gill, 2013 5th-round pick
To Montreal: C Blake Geoffrion, LW Robert Slaney, 2012 2nd-round pick (link)

Feb. 16

To San Jose: C Dominic Moore, 2012 7th-round pick
To Tampa Bay: 2012 2nd-round pick (link)

To Philadelphia: D Nicklas Grossman
To Dallas: 2012 2nd-round pick (link)

To Edmonton: D Bryan Rodney
To Anaheim: C Ryan O’Marra (link)