Player News - Avalanche

Date: Team: Pos:

Joe Colborne suited up in Thursday's game against Edmonton.

He was projected to be scratched for the contest, but played instead of Mikhail Grigorenko. Colborne had two assists in Colorado's 7-4 loss to the Oilers. He had the lone helper on goals by J.T. Compher and Rene Bourque.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 24 - 10:56 AM

Nathan MacKinnon had two assists in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Edmonton.

He set up Mikko Rantanen for a pair of one-timer goals. Colorado's brutal 2016-17 season is close to finally being over. MacKinnon currently leads the team with 47 points in 73 games.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 24 - 10:50 AM

Jeremy Smith allowed six goals on 29 shots in a loss to Edmonton on Thursday.

Rough night again for the Avalanche who twice had a two goal lead before the Oilers came storming back for a five goal third period. 11 goals allowed in the last two games for Smith. You should know better than to be starting Smith in any format right now.
Mar 24 - 1:16 AM

Mikko Rantanen scored twice in a 7-4 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.

His 15th and 16th goals of the year for the 20-year-old who has a been one of the rare bright spots for the lowly club this year. He's totaled 33 points in 68 games. Nathan MacKinnon picked up two assists. Rene Bourque also scored.
Mar 24 - 1:05 AM

Joe Colborne, Cody Goloubef and Patrick Wiercioch are each expected to be scratched against the Oilers on Thursday.

Remarkably, Colborne has only amassed four goals and six points in 58 games this year along with 80 hits. Wiercioch meanwhile has four goals and 12 points with 51 hits and 57 blocks in 56 games.
Mar 23 - 8:46 PM

Jeremy Smith is expected to play against Edmonton on Thursday.

He's 1-5 with 22 goals against and an .890 save percentage through seven games this season. You may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Mar 23 - 5:08 PM

Mark Barberio has been skating on Colorado's top defense pairing alongside Erik Johnson.

"I think he's been pretty good," said coach Jared Bednar. "He helps us in a lot of areas. You look at his ability to move the puck and contribute to our offensive scheme, I think he's fitting in. He defends hard and we're asking a lot of him, playing in the top pair and logging minutes against some of those top guys he's got to defend. But I think he's doing an admirable job." He was claimed off waivers from Montreal on Feb. 2 and he has posted seven points in 24 games with the Avalanche.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 23 - 10:18 AM

Jeremy Smith is expected to be in net for Colorado on Thursday against Edmonton.

The rookie netminder has seen seven games of action this season, posting a 1-5 record with 22 goals against and an .890 save percentage. You may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Mar 22 - 7:29 PM

John Mitchell scored a goal for the third time this season on Tuesday night.

He was a healthy scratch against Chicago on Sunday. Mitchell has contributed just seven points in 63 games. His previous low in terms of production in a single season was three points set in 2010-11, but that was when he skated in only 23 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 12:09 PM

Calvin Pickard gave up three goals on 28 shots and another went into an empty net Tuesday night as the Avalanche lost 4-2 to the Blues.

Pickard started strong with by blocking all 11 shots aimed his way in the first. He gave up one goal on 10 shots in the second, but began to unravel in the third. Facing just seven shots in that period, he was beaten twice. Pickard ended the night with a save percentage of .893.
Mar 22 - 12:01 AM

Mark Barberio scored one goal as the Avalanche lost a 4-2 contest to the Blues Tuesday night.

Barberio gave the Avs a little hope with just over five minutes remaining in the period. His second goal of the season brought Colorado to within one of the Blues. Barberio has earned points in only 10 games this season, but two of them have now come in back-to-back contests. He had an assist Sunday night against the Blackhawks.
Mar 21 - 11:47 PM

Joe Colborne will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Colborne scored a hat trick in his first game of the season, but he's only found the back of the net one time since. He has just six points in 58 games this season. Cody Goloubef and Patrick Wiercioch will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 9:04 PM

Calvin Pickard will get the nod in Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Pickard has dropped three of his last four decisions. He'll enter tonight's game with a 13-24-2 record, a 2.87 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 6:44 PM

Jeremy Smith allowed five goals on 33 shots in a loss to Chicago on Sunday.

The 27-year-old drops to 1-5 this season with a 3.44 goals against average and .890 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 12:04 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko notched two goals in Colorado's loss to Chicago on Sunday.

Grigorenko netted his first tally since Feb. 25, and is now up to nine goals and 21 points in 66 games this season with a minus-12 rating.
Mar 19 - 11:58 PM


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