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Matt Duchene out about 4 weeks

Updated: March 31, 2014, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Colorado Avalanche will head into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

Duchene hurt his medial collateral ligament when he ran into a teammate on the opening shift against San Jose over the weekend. He is expected to miss about four weeks.

The loss is a big blow for the Avalanche, who have turned things around in coach Patrick Roy's first season in charge and ...

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