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July 8, 2012 | 9:50am ET
Could Colorado trade Duchene?

With three solid centermen in the Avalanche lineup, the Denver Post reports one of them could be used as trade bait to bring in a goal-scoring winger.

Though the Avs have entertain calls for Paul Stastny in the past, his $6.6 million salary makes him difficult to trade, as teams would want to include a high-salary player as part of a package.

With Stastny, Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly up the middle, the Post claims Duchene makes the most sense for Colorado to trade.

While a trade is not imminent, the Post suggests the Avalanche could go after Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash or Anaheim Ducks sniper Bobby Ryan.

Nash, however, has a no-trade clause and Colorado isn't on his list of preferred teams in which he would accept a move to.

Ryan, however, can be dealt freely, without his consent, and the Ducks are in the market for a center.

Duchene, 21, recently signed a new two-year, $7 million contract.

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