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CALGARY — Avalanche center Paul Stastny (torso) skated this morning but will not play tonight against the Flames at the Saddledome. He was not made available to the media and will miss his second consecutive game. Defenseman Ryan Wilson (head) did not skate and will not play, and will miss his first game of the season, coach Joe Sacco said.
Sacco, however, will still go with a 11-forward, seven-defensemen lineup. Sort of. Defenseman Matt Hunwick will play, but depending on forward’s Kevin Porter’s 1:30 p.m. discipline hearing with NHL Sheriff Shanahan, “Hunny” might also play forward.
“Obviously I’m excited to be back in the lineup and help contribute any way I can, whether it’s on D, at forward, power play or penalty kill — whatever I’m asked to do,” Hunwick said. “I’m just excited to be back.”
Hunwick, 26, has played just two-of-28 games, and if you knew this guy, you’d be happy for him and proud to call him an acquaintance. He is an extremely polite and professional dude, a
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Colorado Avalanche center Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth.
Porter was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for the play. Booth sprained his right MCL on the hit and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
"This is not a full body check during which there was some knee-to-knee contact," NHL...
CALGARY — The Avalanche is practicing right now at the Saddledome and defenseman Ryan Wilson and center Paul Stastny aren’t participating. Stastny skated with the team before Tuesday’s 6-0 loss at Vancouver but missed his first game of the season with the torso injury he sustained in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Detroit. Wilson suffered a head injury during his first shift in the...
Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth.David Booth will miss four to six weeks as a result of this very dirty play. In my opinion the suspension could have been even heavier than what was handed down. The NHL should look into handing out suspensions for the length...
The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter for four games because of a kneeing infraction, and issued an indefinite ban to Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton on Thursday.
Porter was punished for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth on Tuesday night and will lose $18,378.36 in salary.
The hit occurred at 11:52 of the first period, and Porter was given a major...
Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver's David Booth in a game between Colorado and Vancouver Tuesday. Brendan Shanahan is having one of his busiest days yet as the league's disciplinarian. Within hours today, Shanahan has announced a hearing with Ville Leino, suspended Andy Sutton indefinitely, and has now suspended Kevin Porter...
The Avalanche lineup tonight against the Flames at the Saddledome will depend on the availability of forward Kevin Porter, who is scheduled to have a hearing with NHL
VANCOUVER — Avalanche center Paul Stastny practiced this morning but will miss his first game of the season tonight when Colorado plays the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth in Tuesday's game.
By Alexander Monaghan
On Tuesday night, the Colorado Avalanche came into their away game against the Vancouver Canucks with a game plan. After diligently researching their opponent, they determined that playing a physical game will throw the defending Western Conference Champions off their game; after all, the ‘Nucks did seem somewhat out of sorts against the Boston...
At first, I was going to write a rip job tonight, starting with the Avs’ choice to play 5-11 defenseman Matt Hunwick as a forward in tonight’s 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames, otherwise known as The Team The Avalanche Will Never Beat Again. Then I took a look at the stat sheet of Hunwick – 4:53 played, no shots, no points, no hits, one missed shot – and...
VANCOUVER — Hockey drama in the third period and postgame about what happened in Vancouver’s 6-0 victory tonight at Rogers Arena. Never like to see players get hurt, but ramifications of the head injury to Avs defenseman Ryan Wilson and the leg injury to Canucks forward David Booth will undoubtedly be remembered the rest of the season or beyond.
Wilson was knocked out of the...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter for four games because of a kneeing infraction, and issued an indefinite ban to Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton on Thursday.
The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter four games without pay for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth on Tuesday.
Colorado Avalanche winger Kevin Porter will have a phone hearing Thursday with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan to discuss his Tuesday knee-on-knee hit on Vancouver's David Booth.
Former Fighting Sioux forward Brad Malone has been called up to the Colorado Avalance and is set to make his NHL debute because of an injury to former DU Pioneer Paul Stasnty and a suspension to former Michigan Wolverine Kevin Porter.
CALGARY — Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for his knee-on-knee collision with Vancouver’s David Booth in Tuesday’s...