Player News - Avalanche

Date: Team: Pos:

Semyon Varlamov will start both games for the Avalanche this weekend.

He will play against Columbus on Saturday and Minnesota on Sunday. Varlamov has already started 20 consecutive matches.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 5 - 6:30 PM

Gabriel Landeskog scored and added two helpers in Colorado's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

He was named the first star of the game and definitely deserved it. The Avalanche captain has been on a heck of streak lately with seven goals in his last 10 games. He has 12 total points over that stretch. After a slow start to the season, he has 17 goals and 43 points in 64 games this year. Jarome Iginla and Nathan MacKinnon added the other goals for Colorado.
Mar 5 - 1:18 AM

Semyon Varlamov turned aside 28-of-29 shots in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Overall it has been a difficult season but Varlamov now has six wins in this last nine starts as the Avs are trying to finish this season strong. He carries a 20-17-7 record to go with a 2.65 GAA and .918 save percentage into his next start.
Mar 5 - 12:57 AM

Semyon Varlamov is expected to be in net for Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wednesday will be Varlamov’s 20th straight start. He has started 43 games this season and carries a 19-17-7 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and .917 save percentage. He has not faced the Penguins this season but in four career games against them he has a 2-1-1 record, 2.94 GAA, and .906 save percentage.
Mar 4 - 6:14 PM

Daniel Briere will be listed as a healthy scratch once again Wednesday night against Pittsburgh.

He has played in just one game since February 12th and is unfortunately running out of time to make an impact on the young Avalanche team this season. He has played in 48 games this season, registering eight goals and 11 points with a minus six rating and 18 penalty minutes. The former 30-plus goal scorer is no longer an impactful fantasy player. Joey Hishon will make his regular season debut in place of Briere.
Mar 4 - 5:27 PM

Joey Hishon will make his regular season debut Wednesday night against Pittsburgh.

Hishon has never appeared in a regular season NHL game but did play in three playoff games last season, picking up one assist. In the morning skates, he was on a line with Marc-Andre Cliche and Cody McLeod. The 23-year-old, former 17th overall pick won’t like carry any fantasy value this season but he does have upside for the upcoming years. Daniel Briere will be a healthy scratch.
Mar 4 - 5:08 PM

Nathan MacKinnon was back on the top line during Tuesday's practice.

He rejoined Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog after he was demoted to the third and fourth lines on Sunday. MacKinnon was also benched last Friday versus Dallas. We'll see if he got the message when Colorado plays Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 4 - 12:34 PM

Jordan Caron skated alongside Matt Duchene and Jarome Iginla at practice on Tuesday.

He didn't record a point in 11 games for Boston this season, but Colorado appears to be giving him a good opportunity to succeed right off the bat. "It hasn't always been the way I wanted it to be in Boston, so I'm excited for a new start and to prove people wrong and show what I can do in the NHL," Caron said.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 4 - 12:29 PM

Alex Tanguay will participate in his 1,000th game on Wednesday.

Tanguay has spent a little over half of his NHL career with his current team, the Colorado Avalanche. He has 269 goals and 813 points in 999 contests. At the age of 35, his career is likely winding down, but he is still a significant contributor with 40 points this season.
Mar 3 - 2:11 PM

Cody McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation.

He did so with only 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation when he threw a hit on Minnesota's Mikael Granlund and fought Charlie Coyle on Sunday. McLeod ended up with 17 minutes in penalties on the play.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 11:35 AM

Gabriel Landeskog has received a $5,000 fine for throwing a punch at Minnesota forward Mikko Koivu.

The incident occurred with just 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation when both players were on their respective benches. Landeskog was assessed a misconduct penalty on the play.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 11:28 AM

GM Joe Sakic thinks Jordan Caron will benefit from playing in Colorado.

"It hasn't worked out for him in Boston, but we like his size and speed and we felt a change of scenery might be beneficial for him, and it was a good chance for us to see what he can do here." Caron had trouble staying in Boston's lineup and he produced just 12 goals and 28 points in 134 career NHL contests.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 11:23 AM

Joey Hishon has been called up by Colorado.

He has notched 14 goals and 32 points in 50 matches with Lake Erie of the AHL this year. The 17th overall pick in the 2010 draft still hasn't made his NHL debut yet, but injuries have played a part in that.
Mar 2 - 5:31 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have acquired Mat Clark from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Michael Sgarbossa.

Clark has six points and 60 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games in 2014-15. The 24-year-old has participated in nine career NHL games.
Mar 2 - 4:00 PM

Jordan Caron has been traded to Colorado and Maxime Talbot is going to Boston.

The Bruins also got Paul Carey in the deal, while the Avs received a sixth rounder. Caron has suited up in 11 games with Boston this season and he hasn't earned a point. He has 12 markers and 28 points in 134 career NHL appearances. He won't have fantasy value in Colorado either.
Mar 2 - 3:36 PM


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