Player News - Avalanche

Date: Team: Pos:

Jonathan Bernier is projected to be Colorado's starter on Thursday.

Bernier has a 1-1-0 record, 2.52 GAA, and .912 save percentage in two starts. He's a solid backup goaltender, but Semyon Varlamov is the clear number one in Colorado.
Oct 18 - 3:55 PM

Andrei Mironov has been a healthy scratch for six straight games.

Colorado wants him to play, but for now the team is content to work with him at practice. Mironov has been learning from fellow Russians Nail Yakupov, Nikita Zadorov and Semyon Varlamov after coming over from KHL with very little understanding of the English language. Coach Jared Bednar feels that Mironov is on the right track.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 18 - 9:38 AM

Semyon Varlamov allowed four goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Avalanche scored the game's first goal in the second period, but Nashville scored the next four. Varlamov won his first three starts of the season, but he's now dropped back-to-back decisions. The Avalanche goalie has a 3-2-0 record with a 2.21 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage this season.
Oct 17 - 11:20 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

It took him seven games, but he's finally on the board this season. MacKinnon actually opened the scoring at the 4:09 mark of the second period, but the Avalanche allowed the Predators to score four unanswered goals. Tyson Barrie and Mikko Rantanen picked up the assists on Colorado's only goal. MacKinnon now has five points in seven contests in 2017-18.
Oct 17 - 11:08 PM

Matt Nieto will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Nieto has no points and six penalty minutes in three games this season. The 24-year-old doesn't have an ounce of fantasy value this season. Andrei Mironov will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 8:01 PM

Semyon Varlamov will be back in goal for Colorado on Tuesday night against Nashville.

Varlamov played well in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Dallas. He had three wins in three starts before the defeat. Still, Varlamov owns an impressive 1.76 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and one shutout so far this year.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:58 AM

Anton Lindholm will draw into the lineup Tuesday night versus Nashville.

Lindholm was a healthy scratch for Colorado's last three games. He has four penalty minutes and two shots in two appearances this season. Lindholm is getting another chance to play because of a shoulder injury to Patrik Nemeth.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:55 AM

Patrik Nemeth is out indefinitely due to a shoulder injury.

Nemeth was hurt in a fight against former Dallas teammate Tyler Seguin on Saturday night. "I'm unsure on exactly how long he's going to be out and what his prognosis is," coach Jared Bednar said. Nemeth will be evaluated further when he gets back to Denver.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:52 AM

Tyson Jost (knee) will be back in the lineup on Tuesday against Nashville.

Jost sat out the last two games with a bone bruise below his knee. "Pretty bad," Jost said referring to the injury. "But at least I didn't break my leg. I didn't shatter anything. I got lucky."
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:49 AM

Nathan MacKinnon feels fortunate that he escaped suffering a serious injury last Friday when he took a stick to the eye.

"It was scary," MacKinnon said. "It hit me so hard that I didn't know if I was going to be OK or not. The pain was bad, but just a lot of thoughts coming through my head, laying on the ice. My eye was bleeding." He was able to play Saturday against Dallas and he will suit up Tuesday night versus Nashville.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:46 AM

Erik Johnson has been seeing heavy ice time for the Avalanche this season.

Johnson ranks fourth in the league in average ice time per game (26:27) and he is tied for fourth among defensemen in plus-minus with a plus-6 rating. He has been praised for his leadership and his presence on the back end was missed by the team last season. Johnson has also contributed one assist, six penalty minutes, six shots, 11 hits and 15 blocks this year.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:40 AM

Patrik Nemeth will not play Tuesday because of a shoulder injury.

Nemeth was hurt Saturday in his fight with former Stars teammate Tyler Seguin. He has traveled back to Denver to be re-evaluated.
Oct 16 - 3:14 PM

Tyson Barrie is on a three-game point streak.

Barrie kept that run going with an assist on Saturday. That gives him two goals and five points in six contests in 2017-18.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 15 - 4:46 AM

Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced on Saturday night, but it wasn't enough as the Stars topped the Avalance 3-1.

The loss was Varlamov's first of the season and put and end to the Avalanche's three-game win streak. The Russian goaltender dropped to 3-1-0 on the season with a 1.76 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.
Oct 14 - 11:09 PM

Matt Duchene scored his third of the season as the Colorado Avalanche lost 3-1 to the Dallas Stars.

Duchene broke Ben Bishop's bid for a shutout with a nice top corner wrist shot in the third period. While the forward's future in Colorado is uncertain, his play has been nothing short of consistent. He now has six points in six games and has certainly helped his value on the trade market should General Manager Joe Sakic decide to go that route.
Oct 14 - 10:55 PM


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