Center Matt Duchene, who leads the last-place Colorado Avalanche in goals, said he's open to a move as the Feb. 28 trade deadline approaches.

"I'm open to it," Duchene told The Denver Post on Wednesday. "When I say open to it, I know it's part of the business, and it's something that might happen. I'm not hiding from it. I'm not running away. I'm not banging my head. I understand it's part of what we deal with as pro athletes."

Duchene, 26, has two more years, worth $6 million per season, on his current deal.