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Holding a 2-0 first-round array lead over Minnesota, a Avalanche didn’t use Sunday before convening during a private atmosphere depot nearby Denver International Airport to locate a moody to a Twin Cities area.
Among a roving celebration were forwards Matt Duchene and John Mitchell, conjunction of whom played in a initial dual games, and Avalanche manager Patrick Roy indicated Duchene “probably” would start skating on Monday.
“That will be his initial time on a ice, and we’ll see how it goes,” Roy pronounced of Duchene, who suffered a middle material vinculum damage Mar 29 opposite a San Jose Sharks and hasn’t played since.
Photos: Avalanche tip Wild 4-2 in Game 2
Roy emphasized, “We’re not going to push. We’re going to be really intelligent about when he’s going to come back. He’s going to wish to play soon, and it’s going to be adult to a doctors and (trainers) Matt (Sokolowski) and Scotty (Woodward) to establish if he’s prepared to play.”
Duchene still isn’t approaching to play in a array opposite a Wild, and his reconstruction attempts still will be geared toward a probable lapse in a second round, if a Avalanche advances to accommodate a leader of a St. Louis-Chicago first-round series, which a Blues now lead 2-0.
Mitchell suffered a concussion opposite Vancouver on Apr 10 and hasn’t played since. He isn’t approaching to play in a Minnesota series, either, and his inclusion in a roving celebration isn’t a pointer that a augury has changed.
Game 3 in a Colorado-Minnesota array is Monday night during 5 p.m. MT and Game 4 is set for 7:30 p.m. MT during a Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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