Duchene skates with team; won't play in Game 5
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Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says leading scorer Matt Duchene won't play in Game 5 against Minnesota on Saturday night even after skating with the team in a morning practice.
Roy says he will know more about Duchene's potential playing status Sunday.
Duchene has been out since damaging the MCL in his left knee when he ran into a teammate against San Jose on March 29.
He's been skating on his own all week, before joining the team Saturday hours before a pivotal game in a series tied at 2. Rookie Nathan MacKinnon says that knowing Duchene may return at some point is ''definitely a huge momentum boost for us.''
Duchene had 70 points in the regular season.