Avs forward Matt Duchene reports to camp amid uncertainty

FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene drives down the ice against the Edmonton Oilers in the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Denver. Even with two years left on his contract with the Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene’s situation is anything but simple. With his name in trade talks at the deadline and then again at the draft, Duchene went about his business playing for by far the NHL’s worst team. But after another offseason of general manager Joe Sakic not making a move, Duchene is unhappy in limbo and there’s uncertainty about how he’ll handle training camp.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

DENVER (AP) Forward Matt Duchene says he arrived for the start of the Colorado Avalanche training camp to honor his contract and out of respect for his teammates even though his future with the team remains murky.

Duchene’s name was floated last season in trade talks, but no deal was struck. General manager Joe Sakic wasn’t able to move Duchene over the offseason.

The 26-year-old Duchene showed up for his physical Thursday. He has two years left on his contract and will make $6 million this season.

Avalanche coach Jared Bednar doesn’t believe the Duchene situation will be a distraction.

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