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Avs goalies Calvin Pickard, Sami Aittokallio deserve chance

After general manager Joe Sakic called on another minor-league goalie to add depth to the Avalanche's injury-riddled position Friday, coach Patrick Roy was asked about his own availability. He also was asked about signing former rival Martin Brodeur, an unrestricted free agent who is looking for a job in the NHL. Roy's answers were no on both counts. He said Calvin Pickard...
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Nathan MacKinnon to continue at center, between Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly

Our latest story looks at what the Avalanche has planned in net heading into Saturday night’s game against the Canadiens. Some line items: With John Mitchell back as the third-line center, Nathan MacKinnon has ditched 30-something linemates Alex Tanguay and Daniel Briere and is now with Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly. MacKinnon, 19, has more in common with Landeskog, 21,...
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Avalanche podcast: Rocky start to the season

The Colorado Avalanche first five games of the season gave hosts JJ Jerez and Nathan Roth plenty to discuss in this week’s episode of the Avalanche podcast. The Avs missed their opportunity at revenge against the Wild and blew two third period leads en route to 1-3-1 record to start the season. Goaltenders Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra are both on the shelf with injuries and the...
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Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche

We’re just five games into the 2014-15 season, but the Colorado Avalanche might be in trouble. After making a surprise run to the Central Division crown last season, the Avs have been slow out of the gate thusfar, going 1-3-1 through their first five games. Sure, that’s not a huge sample size, but there are […] The post Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche appeared...
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Avalanche Injury Update: Goalie Reto Berra Injured on Thursday

The Colorado Avalanche continue to lose goalies as Reto Berra left Thursday night’s game at the 2:46 mark of the first period when he was involved in a collision with Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris. Colorado was leading the game 1-0 at the time but ended up losing 5-3. #476983717 / gettyimages.comThe injury to Reto Berra is being described as an upper body injury which occurred...
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Video- Colorado Avalanche Goalie Reto Berra Leaves The Game With A Leg Injury

No update from the Avalanche on Berra. Earlier today Semyon Varlamov was put on IR with a groin injury and that leaves Calvin Pickard as the only healthy goalie for the Avs at this point.  
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Avalanche Injury Update: Semyon Varlamov has been put on IR, Reto Berra will start tonight

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury, according to Chris Peters at / gettyimages.comVarlamov, 26, skated with the team Thursday morning but had to leave practice early.  The lingering groin injury is apparently worse than initially believed.  Varlamov was the Avalanche's team MVP last...
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Avalanche Injury Update: John Mitchell to be in lineup tonight for first time since last April

The Colorado Avalanche forward John Mitchell will return to the ice tonight against the Ottawa Senators, according to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post.#485082993 / gettyimages.comThe 29-year-old center hasn't played since April 10 of last season.  He has been suffering from concussion-like symptoms and migraines.  Head coach Patrick Roy said Mitchell will most likely play...
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Avalanche place G Semyon Varlamov on IR

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that goalie Semyon Varlamov has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. NEWS: The Avalanche has placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on IR. Calvin Pickard has been recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 16, 2014 Varlamov, 26, is 0-2-1 this season with a 3.80 goals against average. He made...
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Semyon Varlamov headed to the IR

The Colorado Avalanche have placed goalie Semyon Varlamov on IR with groin injury. Calvin Pickard has been called up from the Lake Erie Monsters. Varlamov has been put on IR. Calvin Pickard has been called up from the Monsters. #News #AlltheConfirmed — Ryan Boulding (@rboulding) October 16, 2014
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Mitchell set to make season debut, Varlamov injured

Center John Mitchell will make his 2014-15 debut tonight as the Colorado Avalanche take on the Ottawa Senators on the road. Mitchell missed the final two games of last year’s regular-season, the playoffs, all of the preseason, and the start of this season with concussion-like symptoms. “It’s been a while and, obviously, it’s disappointing not to start the season on time,...
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Watch: Daniel Briere scores buzzer-beating goal to give Avs first win

With 0.4 seconds left in regulation, Daniel Briere banged in a rebound from the slot to give the Colorado Avalanche their first victory of the season Jamie McGinn also scored and goaltender Reto Berra made 27 saves in a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Forward Loui Eriksson scored for the Bruins (1-3-0), while goaltender Niklas Svedberg stopped 28 of 30 shots. Briere’s...
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GIF: Bruins Adam McQuaid, Avalanche’s Cody McLeod Fight

Who doesn’t love a great hockey fight? During the Bruins and Avalanche game on Monday afternoon, Adam McQuaid and Cody McLeod squared up at center ice. If I had to score that round, I’d go 10-9 McQuaid. The post GIF: Bruins Adam McQuaid, Avalanche’s Cody McLeod Fight appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Mike Lucas.
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As offense sputters, so do Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche entered this season with their greatest strength being their high-powered offense. Well, it may not be time to sound the alarms, but that offense has not shown up yet in a pair of games. He had their number in the playoffs last season, and to this point, Darcy Kuemper has had the Avs number again, notching 2 shutouts in back-to-back games Credit to Darcy Kuemper...
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NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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