Duchene missed Tuesday's game at the San Jose Sharks because of a groin injury.
"I feel good to go," Duchene said Thursday morning after taking part in the pregame skate. "I felt like I had that step. The last game-and-a-half I felt pretty awful and I definitely feel better than that, so that's a positive. Let's hope it feels good throughout the game.
"I pushed it pretty hard (Thursday) and I'm usually pretty honest with myself. It's really hard for me to sit games out. Even last game it was really hard to be in the room just watching rather than being out there. It feels good enough to go, so that's the decision."
Duchene leads the Avalanche in scoring with 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 17 games, but he didn't register a point in three consecutive games before sitting out Tuesday.