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Antti Laaksonen | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (45) / 10/3/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 8 (191) / BOS
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The Colorado Avalanche have sent Antti Laaksonen to Albany of the AHL.
The Avs put Laaksonen on waivers and there were no takers, so he was sent to the minors. The Avalanche had to make a move to get Brad May activated and they decided to send the struggling Laaksonen down. Laaksonen only had three goals and one assist in 41 games this season, so if he was still in your lineup, you should thank the Avalanche for sending him down. Fri, Feb 9, 2007 06:58:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Antti Laaksonen was a healthy scratch on Thursday.

It was the second game in a row that Laaksonen was a healthy scratch. Laaksonen is a checking forward and as such, has no value in a fantasy pool.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 2, 2007 05:50:00 AM

Antti Laaksonen scored a goal and added an assist in Colorado's 5-4 loss to Phoenix Friday night.

It was a rare offensive outburst for the checking forward. Bret Clark and Ian Laperriere each registered two points in the losing effort, while Peter Budaj turned aside 25 Phoenix shots.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jan 27, 2007 01:28:00 AM

Antti Laksonen has been held pointless in all 14 games this season.

If for some reason, he is on your active roster, take him out immediately. If he is on your reserve list, drop him and look elsewhere.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 10, 2006 07:11:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Antti Laaksonen to a one year deal

The deal is for $665,000. Laaksonen, 32, had 16 goals and 34 points for the Avs last season, slumping badly in the second half. We would not reccomend taking the Finnish players in your fantasy pool unless it is very, very deep
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jun 28, 2006 07:16:00 AM

Antti Laaksonen replaced Alex Tanguay on Sunday when Tanguay was injured.

Laaksonen played the rest of the way with Brett McLean and Ian Laperriere. It seemed to help as Lapierriere scored twice and added an assist in the losing effort. With Tanguay's knee injury in doubt, look for Laaksonen to play once again with McLean and Laperriere on Monday.
Mon, Mar 20, 2006 07:06:00 AM

Antti Laaksonen has scored twice in his last three games.

This is after going nine games without scoring. We wouldn't recommend taking him at this point of the season, even in deep pools.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jan 20, 2006 08:09:00 AM

Antti Laaksonen scored the shootout winner as Colorado defeated New Jersey 4-3 tonight.

Laaksonen was the only player on either team to score during the shootout, which lasted 7 rounds. Vitaly Kolesnik was again solid for Colorado during regulation time and especially during the shootout, so the Avs may be starting to have a crowded crease for the time being.
Fri, Dec 9, 2005 11:04:00 PM

Antti Laaksonen is in a goal scoring drought.

Laaksonen has not scored in the last twelve games, although he has had 4 assists n the last 3 games. Look elsewhere if you need goals.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 5, 2005 07:21:00 AM

The Avalanche are getting a balanced scoring attack from their top three lines.

The Antti Laaksonen-Ian Laperriere-Andrew Brunette line, as well as the Steve Konowalchuk-Pierre Turgeon-Marek Svatos line is outscoring the number one unit of Joe Sakic-Alex Tanguay-Milan Hejduk. However, do not expect this to continue throughout the season. If you are looking for an injury replacement in the near future don't forget about Svatos, Turgeon and some of the less heralded Avalanche forwards.
Sat, Nov 5, 2005 10:52:00 AM

Antti Laaksonen scored two goals to lead the Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Mighty Ducks last night.

Milan Hejduk registered two assists in the contest, while Joffrey Lupul scored twice for Anaheim. David Aebischer stopped 19 of 22 shots to post the victory. Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 28 of 32 shots and was saddled with the loss.
Fri, Nov 4, 2005 06:21:00 AM

Antti Laaksonen has sigend a 2 year contract with the Avalanche.

Laaksonen played with the Wild last season, scoring 12 goals and 26 points in 77 games. His value is as a solid defensive player who can toil on the 3rd or 4th line, so he is not a fantasy worthy forward under most formats.
Sun, Jul 4, 2004 05:22:00 PM

Antti Laaksonen, who was a healthy scratch for last night's game, had his consecutive games played streak broken at 288 games, reports the Pioneer Press.

It was the first time in Wild history that Laaksonen did not suit up for a regular season game. Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire told reporters that Laaksonen needed the rest, and that the defensive-minded forward will be back in the lineup Friday against the Oilers.
Wed, Dec 31, 2003 12:54:00 PM

Antti Laaksonen signed a one-year, $1 millon contract with the Wild yesterday, reports the Star Tribune.

The 29-year-old defensive forward is the only member of the Minnesota franchise to play in all of the team's 82 games for each of its 1st three seasons. Laaksonen registered only 31 points last season, and should not be on anyone's draft list.
Thu, Jul 24, 2003 01:54:00 PM

Antti Laaksonen had a successful return to the Wild lineup last night, scoring a goal, and adding an assist, in Minnesota's crucial 5-1 victory over the Canucks.

Laaksonen, who was a healthy scratch for games 3 and 4, is not regarded as an offensive player, so any production from him should be considered a bonus. He replaced Pascal Dupuis in the lineup, who did not play due to a lower body injury. If the Wild can defeat Vancouver tonight, it will be first time in NHL history that a team has overcome a 3-1 series deficit twice in the same postseason.
Thu, May 8, 2003 12:46:00 PM

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3Tyson Jost
4Matt Calvert
5A.J. Greer
6Sheldon Dries
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2J.T. Compher
3Sven Andrighetto
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5Gabriel Bourque
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2Erik Johnson
3Samuel Girard
4Patrik Nemeth
5Nikita Zadorov
6Ian Cole
7Mark Barberio
8Mark Alt
9Conor Timmins
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Philipp Grubauer