Player News - Avalanche

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Calvin Pickard stopped all 25 shots he faced in the Avalanche 4-3 come from behind overtime win over Arizona on Tuesday.

It was the second straight game the Avs’ third string goalie had to come in relief and clean things up for a win after Berra got the hook. He stopped all 17 shots he faced on Saturday to get his first career win against the Hurricanes and was even more impressive here with 25 shots and zero goals as his team rallied in the second and third period. With Semyon Varlamov down with a groin injury and Berra not playing well, he will likely see more action for a desperate Colorado team.
Nov 26 - 12:26 AM

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice to start the rally for Colorado in a 4-3 overtime win over Arizona on Tuesday.

The Avs' Captain has been on a hot streak with points in four straight games (2G, 4A) and now has 12 points in 22 games played. Daniel Briere and Matt Duchene scored the other two goals for Colorado who scored four unanswered after falling behind 3-0 in the first period. Jarome Iginla contributed two assists as well as all the top players for the Avs got in on the action.
Nov 26 - 12:18 AM

Reto Berra got the hook for the second straight game after allowing three goals on just eight shots in the first period of Tuesday’s tilt against Coyotes.

Berra couldn’t really be blamed for the first two goals as they were deflected right in front of his crease, but the third goal was a stinker from well out. Berra has had his struggles against Arizona, allowing 9 goals on 37 shots in two starts. Overall he has allowed nine goals on his last 42 shots faced. The Avalanche has had to go to Calvin Pickard in relief twice now. Needless to say, he isn't a good fantasy option.
Nov 25 - 10:46 PM

Alex Tanguay (face) will not be available to play on Tuesday after all.

Tanguay was initially projected to return, but he's still experiencing pain and his vision is blurred. If there's a silver lining, it's that he took part in Tuesday's morning skate. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 25 - 4:02 PM

John Mitchell (leg) won't play Tuesday night against Arizona.

He didn't take part in Monday's practice after missing Saturday's game with a leg injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 25 - 10:11 AM

Brad Stuart (hamstring) apparently isn't recovering the way doctors originally anticipated.

That isn't very good news, but there's no timetable available for Stuart's return to action. He has missed the last seven games with a hamstring injury.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 5:52 PM

Semyon Varlamov (groin) didn't practice Monday.

Coach Patrick Roy said the team will be cautious with Varlamov. He missed about a week with a groin injury last month. Varlamov has had a rough season, especially compared to last year, but he had been playing better prior to getting injured.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 5:45 PM

Reto Berra will be in goal for Colorado on Tuesday night versus Arizona.

He was pulled in Saturday's game against Carolina and Calvin Pickard won the game in relief. "It was only one bad period," coach Patrick Roy said. "Other than this, I cannot say this was the reason why we were not winning hockey games. Right now, I think we have to give him the benefit of the doubt."
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 5:37 PM

Alex Tanguay (face) has been cleared to return to action and he's expected to play Tuesday against Arizona.

He was back at practice, sporting a full face shield. Tanguay sustained a cracked bone to his left cheekbone after he was struck by puck on Nov. 20 against Washington.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 5:23 PM

Calvin Pickard entered Saturday's game in relief of Reto Berra and picked up his first NHL victory.

He stopped all 17 shots he faced in a 4-3 victory over Carolina when he came into the match late in the first period. "It was a pretty surreal night. I didn't get much sleep. I was up pretty late, or pretty early in the morning in reality," Pickard said Sunday. "I heard from a lot of people. My mom especially was pretty excited. The first guy to hug me was Jarome Iginla, and he was always a favorite of my mom, so it was amazing for her." He might get the call on Tuesday against Arizona.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 12:13 PM

The Colorado Avalanche recalled Paul Carey from the minors.

The 26-year-old was pointless in 12 games with the Avalanche last season. Carey was Colorado's fifth round pick out of Boston College in 2007.
Nov 23 - 11:05 PM

Andrew Agozzino has been sent down to Lake Erie, while Paul Carey as been recalled.

Agozzino made the most of his first 9:45 of NHL ice, notching an even strength assist against Carolina on Saturday night. Paul Carey meanwhile is pointless through is first dozen career games.
Nov 23 - 6:09 PM

Andrew Agozzino picked up an assist in his first NHL game.

Agozzino was inserted into Colorado's lineup for their game against Carolina on Saturday. The 23-year-old was signed as an undrafted free-agent out of the OHL. "It was unbelievable. I mean, to have that start and get an assist early in the game was an unbelievable feeling. The way we came back in the second and third period and got that win, I can’t even really describe it to be honest with you. It was unbelievable.". He won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 23 - 11:37 AM

Zach Redmond scored two goals in Colorado's 4-3 win over Carolina on Saturday.

The two-goal game was a career high for Redmond. The first goal gave Colorado a 2-1 lead and Redmond's second goal was the eventual game-winner. He was also a plus-3 on the night. The 26-year-old has three goals and six points in 10 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 23 - 11:34 AM

Jarome Iginla scored a goal and an assist in Colorado's 4-3 win over Carolina on Saturday.

Iginla's goal was his first in his last 13 games. The 37-year-old has been a disappointment offensively for the Avalanche, but hopefully his performance against Carolina is a sign of things to come. "There's no question, that felt good seeing it go in," Iginla said. "It was a tough start for us, but guys played hard and we kept coming. (Gabe) Landeskog gave me a nice pass, not too hard, and I was just able to get it away quick and Landy was able to get a screen."
Source: Denver Post
Nov 23 - 11:28 AM


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