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Matt Duchene Injury: Colorado Avalanche Forward To Miss At Least 4 Weeks With Knee Injury

Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene suffered a knee injury in the first period of the team's game against Phoenix on Thursday, and the early prognosis is not good: the Avalanche said Friday that Duchene will miss at least four weeks of action and could be out longer than that.

The Avs cautioned the four weeks is a minimum, and could be longer.

Further tests are likely to be required once some swelling goes down to the knee, but for now the Avs are cautiously optimistic it won't be a longer-term, season-ending injury.

Duchene leads Colorado with 12 goals this season; he's second on the team with 24 points. According the Post, the Avalanche are not recalling anyone from the AHL just yet.

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