Colorado Avalanche

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

8:50am - Kurtis MacDermid had two hits and two blocked shots while finishing minus-1 over 7:33 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Vegas.

8:42am - Bowen Byram had an assist, three shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over a season-high 26:07 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Golden Knights.

8:35am - Nathan MacKinnon had an assist, five shots on goal and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Vegas.

Tue, Oct 26, 2021

11:13pm - Darcy Kuemper stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 3-1 loss to Vegas on Tuesday.

11:10pm - Cale Makar had a goal on two shots and added three hits Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to Vegas.

1:40pm - Jacob MacDonald was promoted from AHL Colorado on Tuesday.

1:16pm - Darcy Kuemper will start between the pipes in Tuesday's home game versus Vegas, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

1:08pm - Samuel Girard (upper body) won't be available for Tuesday's game versus Vegas, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports.

Mon, Oct 25, 2021

4:00pm - Pavel Francouz (ankle) is still considered week-to-week but is progressing in his recovery, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

3:54pm - Valeri Nichushkin (upper body) remains week-to-week despite getting on the ice Monday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

3:47pm - Devon Toews (undisclosed) has been given the green light to begin taking contact according to coach Jared Bednar, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

3:21pm - Samuel Girard (undisclosed) was labeled day-to-day by coach Jared Bednar ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Vegas, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Sun, Oct 24, 2021

11:34pm - Mikhail Maltsev was demoted to AHL Colorado on Sunday, according to CBS Sports.

11:25am - Alex Newhook had an assist and seven shots on goal for AHL Colorado on Saturday.

11:12am - Bowen Byram had an assist, two hits and a blocked shot in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Lightning.

10:48am - Andre Burakovsky had zero shots and two penalty minutes while finishing minus-1 over 13:43 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay.

Sat, Oct 23, 2021

10:40pm - Samuel Girard (undisclosed) was injured on a hit by Steven Stamkos in overtime of Saturday's game versus the Lightning. Head coach Jared Bednar didn't have an update on Girard's status after the game, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

2:12pm - Devon Toews (undisclosed) skated in a red non-contact sweater Saturday morning and will not play that night's game against the Lightning, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

1:08pm - Darcy Kuemper will start between the pipes in Saturday's road game versus the Lightning, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Fri, Oct 22, 2021

8:13am - Cale Makar had two shots, two penalty minutes and finished minus-3 in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Florida.

8:05am - Samuel Girard had one assist, one shot on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers.

8:01am - Nathan MacKinnon had one assist, three hits and one blocked shot in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Florida.

7:56am - Gabriel Landeskog had two shots on goal, one hit, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Florida.

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

11:19pm - Jonas Johansson allowed three goals on 37 shots Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Panthers.

11:13pm - Mikko Rantanen tallied a goal on two shots and had two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers.

1:03pm - Jonas Johansson will tend the twine for Thursday's road clash with Florida.

7:58am - Gabriel Landeskog has served his two-game suspension and will suit up for Thursday's road game against Florida.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021

9:19am - Jack Johnson had one blocked shot over 12:18 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Washington.

9:06am - Bowen Byram had an assist, a blocked shot and a team-high four hits over 16:48 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Washington.

8:59am - Logan O'Connor had an assist, two shots and one blocked shot over 12:44 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals.

8:49am - Nathan MacKinnon had an assist, three shots on net, two hits, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals. He finished minus-5 over 20:16 of ice time.

Tue, Oct 19, 2021

10:08pm - Darcy Kuemper allowed five goals on 39 shots in a 6-3 loss to Washington on Tuesday.

10:02pm - Mikko Rantanen scored a power-play goal on three shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Washington.

9:58pm - Darren Helm tallied a goal on two shots Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Capitals.

9:55pm - J.T. Compher scored a short-handed goal and picked up an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Washington. He also had two hits and two shots.

1:08pm - Darcy Kuemper will guard the road goal during Tuesday's clash with the Capitals, source reports.

1:05pm - Jack Johnson (not injury related) will suit up against the Capitals on Tuesday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

10:14am - Nathan MacKinnon (COVID-19 protocols) will be in action versus Washington on Tuesday, Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports reports.

8:11am - Alex Newhook scored a goal and was minus-2 for AHL Colorado on Sunday.

7:40am - Nathan MacKinnon tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and is on his way to Washington to join teammates, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

Mon, Oct 18, 2021

12:08pm - Pavel Francouz (ankle) was converted to long-term injured reserve Monday, per CapFriendly.

12:04pm - Stefan Matteau (leg) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday, per CapFriendly.

11:47am - Martin Kaut was called up from the minors Monday.

11:44am - Mikhail Maltsev was called up from AHL Colorado on Monday.

11:42am - Dylan Sikura was demoted to AHL Colorado on Monday.

11:32am - Jack Johnson has been cleared to travel with the team ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Washington.

Sun, Oct 17, 2021

2:52pm - Jack Johnson tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, per Peter Baugh of The Athletic. He needs to test negative again to be able to travel with the team on its three-game road trip.

2:47pm - Devon Toews (undisclosed) will travel with the team on its three-game trip starting Monday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

2:39pm - Nathan MacKinnon tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday and will not travel with the team Monday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

9:00am - Darren Helm had one shot on net and blocked one shot while finishing minus-2 over 15:01 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 loss to St. Louis.

8:50am - Kurtis MacDermid had one shot and one hit while finishing minus-1 over 10:23 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Blues.

Sat, Oct 16, 2021

10:20pm - Valeri Nichushkin (upper body) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.

10:08pm - Stefan Matteau was injured in the first period of Saturday's game versus the Blues, and he couldn't put much weight on his right leg, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

8:44pm - Darren Helm (undisclosed) will play Saturday versus the Blues, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

8:43pm - Darcy Kuemper will protect the home goal Saturday versus the Blues, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

1:29pm - Jack Johnson entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols on Saturday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

6:12am - Darren Helm is unlikely to play Saturday due to an undisclosed injury, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

Fri, Oct 15, 2021

6:05pm - Nathan MacKinnon (COVID-19 protocols) will not be available for Saturday's game against St. Louis, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

6:03pm - Alex Newhook was reassigned to AHL Colorado on Friday.

5:51pm - Dylan Sikura was recalled by the Avalanche on Friday.

5:45pm - Stefan Matteau was recalled by the Avalanche on Friday.

5:35pm - Jayson Megna was recalled by the Avalanche on Friday.

3:44pm - Valeri Nichushkin is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

10:06pm - Jayson Megna was sent down to AHL Colorado on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

6:02pm - Gabriel Landeskog was suspended two games for boarding Chicago's Kirby Dach.

12:13pm - Gabriel Landeskog will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for boarding the Blackhawks' Kirby Dach.

7:28am - Kurtis MacDermid did not suit up for Wednesday's season-opener against Chicago.

7:24am - Jayson Megna had one shot on net over 7:48 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.

7:17am - Cale Makar had three shots, one hit, one blocked shot and finished minis-1 over 22:31 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Chicago.

Wed, Oct 13, 2021

12:59pm - Darcy Kuemper was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll be between the pipes for Wednesday's home opener versus Chicago, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

10:40am - Jayson Megna was promoted from AHL Colorado on Wednesday.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021

3:25pm - Pavel Francouz Avalanche clarified Tuesday that Francouz's lower-body injury is a sprained ankle, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

2:55pm - Alex Newhook will be on the Avs' 23-man roster for Opening Night versus Chicago on Wednesday.

2:22pm - Nathan MacKinnon is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19 and won't be available against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, though the team hopes he'll be cleared to play in Saturday's matchup with St. Louis. General manager Joe Sakic told reporters, "Hopefully he'll be able to test out and get ready. We're hoping for Saturday," Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

1:06pm - Nathan MacKinnon didn't practice Tuesday after being placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols.

Mon, Oct 11, 2021

2:52pm - Mikhail Maltsev was reassigned to AHL Colorado on Monday.

2:49pm - Devon Toews (undisclosed) was designated for non-roster injured reserve Monday.

2:46pm - Justin Barron was sent down to the minors Monday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Sun, Oct 10, 2021

12:37pm - Jack Johnson signed a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Avalanche on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

9:53am - Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals on seven shots to go along with three hits and a blocked shot over 18:33 of ice time in Saturday's 4-2 preseason win over Dallas.

9:47am - Cale Makar assistant coach Nolan Pratt said Makar will be ready for Wednesday's season-opener against the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

9:43am - Jonas Johansson stopped 18 of 20 shots in Saturday's 4-2 preseason win over the Stars.

9:29am - Jack Johnson is expected to sign a contract with Colorado, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. The signing could come as soon as Sunday but may not be officially announced until Monday.

Sat, Oct 9, 2021

4:47pm - Jonas Johansson is expected to defend the cage at home against the Stars on Saturday

1:17pm - J.T. Compher head coach Jared Bednar needs "a bounce-back year" from Compher, Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

Fri, Oct 8, 2021

4:32pm - Jayson Megna was waived by the Avalanche on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

4:30pm - Dennis Gilbert was waived by Colorado on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

7:10am - Jonas Johansson will be Colorado's backup goaltender to start the 2021-22 season, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Thu, Oct 7, 2021

7:33pm - Darcy Kuemper will patrol the crease for Thursday's preseason tilt with Dallas, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

3:39pm - Martin Kaut (leg) is on track to play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Stars, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

3:32pm - Pavel Francouz is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports. The 31-year-old netminder has also been placed on injured reserve.

Wed, Oct 6, 2021

10:23pm - Stefan Matteau was waived by the Avalanche on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

10:20pm - Dylan Sikura was waived by Colorado on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Nows reports.

10:16pm - Roland McKeown was waived by the Avalanche on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

10:07pm - Kiefer Sherwood Avalanche waived Sherwood on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

10:03pm - Pavel Francouz Avalanche are encouraged about the condition Francouz's lower-body injury, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

8:35am - Andre Burakovsky scored two goals on four shots with one hit over 16:36 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-4 preseason loss to the Golden Knights.

8:20am - Mikko Rantanen scored two goals on four shots along with one hit and four PIM in Tuesday's 7-4 preseason loss to the Golden Knights.

8:12am - Nathan MacKinnon had two assists, one shot on goal and two hits over 17:10 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-4 preseason loss to Vegas.

Tue, Oct 5, 2021

10:22pm - Pavel Francouz left Tuesday's contest versus the Golden Knights with an apparent injury, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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