The Colorado Avalanche open training camp on Thursday and, according to BSN Denver, Matt Duchene has arrived in Denver. Duchene skipped voluntary skates with his Colorado Avalanche teammates last week, leading to speculation he could hold out during camp. His agent refused to commit to whether or not Duchene would attend, but noted Duchene was skating in Toronto. Duchene could, of course, still hold out but his arrival in Denver suggests otherwise. Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told BSN Denver earlier this week he expected Duchene, and every other player under contract to attend camp. Duchene has been the subject of trade rumours throughout the off-season and remains in the top spot of TSN Hockey's Trade Bait List. He has two years left on his six-year deal with the Avalanche at a cap hit of $6 million. The 26-year-old scored 18 goals and 23 assists in 77 games last season with the team that drafted him third overall in 2009. He appeared to be on track to crack the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career, but scored just two goals in his final 26 games of the season.
Avs' Duchene arrives in Denver ahead of camp
TSN | Sep 14