The Colorado Avalanche received good news on Saturday: injured forward Matt Duchene, out since Dec. 29, will return to the ice on Sunday. He will lace up his skates for Colorado against the Winnipeg Jets.
UPDATE: Matt Duchene expected to be in tomorrow's lineup against the Winnipeg Jets.— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 18, 2012
Duchene injured his knee against the Phoenix Coyotes on Dec. 29 and was expected to be out for a month at first. At the end of January, Duchene's return was put on ice for a little bit longer and termed indefinite.
Colorado snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, but they have failed to win more than two straight games since early January. When Duchene was initially injured, the Avalanche went on a four-game winning streak, only to lose the next three.
Duchene has 12 goals and 12 assists for the Avalanche in 39 games, the former a tie for fifth on the team with David Jones.
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