Colorado

Apr 13, 2010 10:47 PM

Duchene will play in game 1 in San Jose

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche rookie Matt Duchene says he will be ready for the playoff opener in San Jose despite a torso injury.

Duchene skated Tuesday and said afterward he's "excited to get going." The Avalanche face the Sharks on Wednesday.

Colorado will be without forward Peter Mueller, who will not be making the trip. He has been sidelined with a head injury after a hit along the boards against San Jose on April 4. Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said there is no timetable for Mueller's return.

Duchene, a rookie of the year candidate, hurt his torso in a center-ice collision against Edmonton last Wednesday. He briefly played Friday against Chicago, but left when the injury flared up again. Duchene finished with the most points (55) among NHL rookies.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Colorado
Story Photo

11 minutes ago

Adams Cafe on the move

Adams Mountain Cafe makes its move this week after floods damaged the popular eatery the last two summers. But the move has...

National
Story Photo

1 hour ago

Soldier's remains return

After a decades-long mystery, the family of a World War II soldier finally has some closure. Army Sgt. William Carneal, who disappeared...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4