It appears that Matt Duchene and Milan Hejduk will be ready to play against Chicago after all.
Duchene is recovering from the flu and appears to be close to 100% healthy. Hejduk has been suffering with a stiff back and missed several practices earlier this past week. He practiced yesterday with the orange “no contact” sweater, but that was removed for today’s practice. Both players should be ready to go, giving the Avalanche a fully healthy, and potentially potent, second line.