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This morning, the Colorado Avalanche recalled defenseman Tyson Barrie from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters and sent defenseman Stefan Elliott back down to Lake Erie. Both Barrie and Elliott are promising, young, puck-moving defensemen in the Avalanche organization. Both players were drafted by the Avs in 2009, the same draft that saw the Avs claim star centers Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly. Elliott was selected in the second round, 49th overall and Barrie was the Avs' third-round pick, 64th overall. The promising juniors careers of these two defensemen made former Avalanche defensmen John-Michael Liles and Kevin Shattenkirk expendable as both Liles and Shatty were traded away in separate deals in 2011.
Elliott was thought to be slightly more NHL-ready than Barrie and was recalled by the Avalanche in late November. Elliott made an immediate impact by netting the game-winning goal in his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers and he...
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In their search to find some kind of spark plug, the Colorado Avalanche have sent Stefan Elliott back down to Lake Erie for some more seasoning.
Tyson Barrie has also been called up to replace him. Barrie and Elliott are both highly-touted defensive prospects but have several key differences. Elliott is a shoot-first defenseman in the mold of Brian Leetch or Dan Boyle while Barrie...
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...
Greetings from the Pepsi Center, where the Avalanche is hosting the Vancouver Canucks. Defenseman Tyson Barrie, who was recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, will not make his NHL debut today. I’m told he recently boarded a flight in Cleveland. He will probably play Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks, given that he’s not being called up to watch...
Milan Hejduk has been through slumps before, but he admits this is probably the worst of his career.
Another matinee? The Vancouver Canucks head out on the road after a less-than-scintillating six game home stand Saturday with a trip to Colorado – a team that they have absolutely owned the last couple of years.
Vancouver Canucks (31-15-5) at Colorado Avalanche (26-25-2)
When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2012
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
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.
Mike ChambersAvs forwards Ryan O'Reilly and TJ Galiardi, right, beat themselves up mentally after their 3-2 shootout loss to the Canucks. Goalie JS Giguere is to the left.
Tough shootout loss for the Avalanche, which gains a point for the first time in five games but falls 3-2 to the Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center. Ryan O’Reilly (missed shootout bid) and TJ Galiardi...
After a day off yesterday, in which the Avalanche players got to enjoy the Super Bowl like the rest of us (unless you're a Patriots fan), they took to the ice for practice today with a slightly new-look roster. Stefan Elliott is gone and in his place is Tyson Barrie, the 20-year-old defenseman who was enjoying a very successful season in Lake Erie before his call-up to Colorado...
The Avalanche didn't practice Sunday, allowing newcomer Tyson Barrie to settle in. Barrie, a 20-year-old, offensive-minded defenseman, is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center.