CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco is banking on new linemates to help rejuvenate Matt Duchene, who has gotten off to his customary slow start.
The third-year center skated with left wing Joakim Lindstrom and right wing Chuck Kobasew at practice on Tuesday. The trio will be together Wednesday night when the Avalanche visits Calgary for its first Northwest Division game.
"I just think it's going to be an effective line for us," Sacco said. "I think it's an opportunity for that line to mesh together. We're going to try that line and see how it goes."