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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

Nathan MacKinnon recorded three assists in the Avalanche’s come-from-behind 4-3 win Saturday night against the Hurricanes.

The Avs were down 3-1 at the start of the second period. MacKinnon assisted on goals by Erik Johnson, Jarome Iginla and Zach Redmond, who had two. MacKinnon has been streaky in his second season, but with 16 points in 21 games, he has been very productive. He should again get in the 60-point range this season. Gabriel Landeskog chipped in with two assists and Iginla also recorded one.
Nov 23 - 1:08 AM

Reto Berra was pulled before the first period ended Saturday night in the Avalanche’s 4-3 win.

The backup netminder, who is now starting with Semyon Varlamov injured, gave up three goals on 10 shots. The Avs rallied around Calvin Pickard once he entered, and he made 17 saves. Varlamov is said to be close to returning, but if he’s not, Pickard could be the guy in net Tuesday at the Coyotes. Berra has a 3.16 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. Pickard is at 2.66 and .913.
Nov 22 - 11:50 PM

Daniel Briere is getting the start on the Avalanche’s top line.

Colorado has a whopping nine players injured, so Briere will get a crack at playing with Ryan O’Reilly and Matt Duchene. The 37-year-old could have a tough time matching his linemates’ pace, but it’s certainly a great opportunity. He has three goals and four points in 13 games, averaging 11:31 of ice time.
Nov 22 - 8:15 PM

John Mitchell is out of the lineup Saturday night because of a leg injury.

The Avalanche say he injured it during Friday’s practice. His absence means Colorado will go with an all-rookie third line: Andrew Agozzino, Ben Street and Tomas Vincour. Mitchell has five points in 16 games this year, and he’s averaging 13:49 per game.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 22 - 8:11 PM

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post believes it is rather telling that high draft picks Stefan Elliott, Duncan Siemens and Joey Hishon were passed over for promotion with the recent spat of Colorado injuries.

It is a bit odd in the case of defensemen Elliott who has 10 points in 15 games and is tied for second in Monsters' scoring. Rearguard Siemens (three points in 13 games) and center Hishon (five points in 13 games and a minus eight rating) have not fared as well. We guess the Avs have really soured on Elliott who could have replaced the injured Brad Stuart on the team's blueline.
Nov 22 - 1:03 PM

Although it was good news that Alex Tanguay did not break his jaw when he was struck by a puck in the face Thursday night, he will be out of action indefinitely with facial fractures.

News coming out of Denver is that Tanguay could need more than a few games to heal to the point where he can wear a shield and play. Reserve the veteran forward immediately.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 22 - 12:50 PM

Reto Berra will start in goal Saturday night against the Hurricanes.

Berra is coming off a 3-2 loss to Washignton Thursday night. Berra will continue to get starts while Semyon Varlamov recovers from a groin injury.
Nov 22 - 12:45 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have placed Jamie McGinn (back) on the injured reserve list.

McGinn missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He has four goals and six points in 19 contests in 2014-15.
Nov 21 - 6:00 PM

Dennis Everberg (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

No real surprise here. Everberg separated his shoulder on Thursday and isn't expected to be back in the near future. He has four points in 13 games in his rookie season.
Nov 21 - 5:58 PM

Brad Stuart (hamstring) is on the injured reserve list.

Stuart has no points and six penalty minutes in 14 games this season. He hasn't played since Nov. 4 and can be activated whenever he's healthy.
Nov 21 - 5:57 PM

The Colorado Avalanche has called up Tomas Vincour.

Vincour successfully cleared waivers on Nov. 12. Vincour has a goal and an assist in three AHL games in 2014-15.
Nov 21 - 5:50 PM

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