Duchene post-deadline: 'Good chance something will happen this summer'
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The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, but Matt Duchene stayed put.

The Colorado Avalanche forward was a centerpiece of trade rumors all season, and while Wednesday's deadline kept him in Denver, Duchene believes he'll be on the move eventually.

"It's nice to put it behind me," Duchene told Mike Chambers of The Denver Post on Thursday. "There's probably a good chance something will happen this summer, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it."

Amid all the banter regarding his potential departure from the team that drafted him third overall in 2009, Duchene's been candid about his situation.

Related: Duchene: I'm just ready for the trade deadline to be over

The 26-year-old is a premier offensive player on a truly awful team, and with two more seasons on his contract, don't expect his name to be left out of trade talks any time soon.

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