Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:57 PM by Jordan Mason
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - After 27 hours of exhausting travel as he made his way from Italy to Denver, Matt Duchene was ready for only one thing - hockey.
Soon after landing back in town, the Colorado Avalanche forward made his way to the rink.
Even in his jet-lagged condition, Duchene was on the ice with 16 of his buddies for an up-tempo scrimmage Tuesday.
And very soon, they could be lacing up their skates in games that count again.
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