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Avalanche forward Chuck Kobasew has been fined $2,500 for tripping Vancouver defenseman Dan Hamhuis on Saturday.
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No Avalanche skate today. The club will resume practice Monday, when rookie defenseman Tyson Barrie will begin formal preparations for Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center. It’s all but certain Barrie will make his NHL debut against the Blackhawks, given that the Avs need an offensive spark and they aren’t going to have a fine young prospect sit...
The NHL has fined Colorado Avalanche forward Chuck Kobasew for tripping Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis. The league announced the $2,500 penalty on Monday. Kobasew received a minor penalty for tripping Hamhuis at 13:20 of the second period Saturday. The Canucks went on to beat the Avalanche 3-2 in a shootout.
Looks like Ryan Wilson is the odd man out among the defense, to make room for Tyson Barrie’s NHL debut. He’ll be a healthy scratch for tonight’s game with Chicago, along with Matt Hunwick and Kevin Porter.
Coach Joe Sacco said he’s just looking for a “spark” from Barrie, presumably with the offensive part of the game and/or on the power play.
Barrie didn’t seem too...
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A couple of quick hits, from today’s practice:
- Matt Duchene was back on skates today. Not with the team at practice, but on his own beforehand. I did not see him skate, but accounts are that it went well. He’s still officially listed as out “indefinitely”, but you have to believe we’re probably talking only 1-2 more weeks at most if there...
Avalanche winger David Jones knows his name is likely to come up in trade rumors between now and the NHL's Feb. 27 trade deadline.
The Avalanche swapped out 20-year-old, first-year professional defensemen Saturday, sending Stefan Elliott to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League and obtaining Tyson Barrie from the Monsters.
With a flick of the wrist, Gabriel Landeskog helped snap Colorado's season-long five-game skid while extending Chicago's misery on the road. The rookie forward broke a tie 38 seconds into the third period and David Jones added two goals, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-2 win over the struggling Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
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