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Mile High Hockey

Can Cale Makar really contend for the Norris Trophy this season?

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Despite missing a bunch of time due to injury, Cale Makar has been one of then best defensemen in the NHL this season It does not seem to be the Colorado Avalanche’s year for award contention despite sitting at the top of the league’s standings. Part of the reason is a committee approach to team success with good depth and a variety of top contributors in key roles. While Mikko Rantanen is currently second in goals both he and Nathan MacKinnon would have to put together quite a finish to qualify for any of the scoring titles. The...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Avalanche acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk from Sharks

After injuries to their top two goaltenders derailed the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs last year, theyre loading up on depth in net in hopes of making a deep run this season.

Last Word on Hockey

Colorado Avalanche Bowen Byram Scratched with Upper-Body Injury

The Colorado Avalanche has announced defenceman Bowen Byram is out of Monday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks with an upper-body injury. The announcement was made through their official NHL website and can be found here. This is the second straight game Byram will miss due to injury. Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram is not on the […] The post Colorado Avalanche Bowen Byram Scratched with Upper-Body Injury appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

The Hockey Writers

Avalanche Getting More Than Expected From Defenseman Jacob MacDonald

Throughout the month of March, the Colorado Avalanche have only suffered two losses in regulation. The team in the mile-high city did this while suffering from many injuries on the ... Read moreAvalanche Getting More Than Expected From Defenseman Jacob MacDonald

Knights On Ice

Max Pacioretty a game-time decision against Avalanche

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Vegas’ leading scorer traveled for the two-game set in Denver. Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty is a game-time decision Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, coach Pete DeBoer said. Pacioretty, who leads the Golden Knights with 16 goals, missed the past two games with a lower-body injury. The contusion occurred in the third period at the Los Angeles Kings on Friday when Pacioretty blocked a shot with his leg. “He’s going to skate this morning, and then we’ll do some evaluating,” DeBoer said. The Golden Knights...

Last Word on Hockey

Arizona Coyotes Niklas Hjalmarsson Will Miss Avalanche Game With Upper-Body Injury

Arizona Coyotes defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson is nursing an upper-body injury and will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. AZ Coyotes Insider reporter Craig Morgan broke the news via his Twitter account on Tuesday. Nik Hjalmarsson will not play tonight against Colorado. Jason Demers will replace him in the lineup.Also, Antti Raanta is […] The post Arizona Coyotes Niklas Hjalmarsson Will Miss Avalanche Game With Upper-Body Injury appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Last Word on Hockey

Buffalo Sabres Carter Hutton Injured

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that goaltender Carter Hutton has suffered an injury and will miss time. This is not good as the team was already without Linus Ullmark and traded one of their deeper options to the Colorado Avalanche. The 35-year-old Hutton exited after stopping two shots in a recent game against the New […] The post Buffalo Sabres Carter Hutton Injured appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Hockey Wilderness

Johansson possibly returning to lineup

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild As the Minnesota Wild come out of their bunker after getting destroyed by the Colorado Avalanche, they might be getting some reinforcements on Monday night, as Marcus Johansson is nearing his return back from injury. Cam Talbot will start tomorrow vs the Ducks. Marcus Johansson may return. He practiced fully on Ek-Greenway line today #mnwild— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) March 21, 2021 The Wild have been one of the more...

Jake DeBrusk On Zdeno Chara Lower Body Injury, Loss To Avalanche

Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk had two goals vs. the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. However, after the game DeBrusk was more concerned with the lower body injury to captain Zdeno Chara. For more: https://nesn.com/boston-bruins/

NHL and injuries, how do the best teams deal with it?

Steve Dangle discusses the current injury bug that has hit teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.Avalanche.

Avalanche’s Soderberg avoids serious injury as Pavelski’s skate clips his neck

Scary moment as Carl Soderberg and Joe Pavelski get tangled up and as the Sharks’ player gets up, his skate catches Soderberg in the neck. The Avalanche centreman was able to return.