Found October 07, 2011 on
At 10 a.m. on July 1, Jan Hejda was a free agent on the NHL's open market. At 10:20, give or take a couple of minutes, he was a member of the Avalanche.
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Very bad. Very, very bad decision to by Avs brass in sending defenseman Stefan Elliott to Lake Erie.
As noted before, there are some complications in play here, with Kyle Cumiskey being on injured reserve. Can anyone seriously give me a good argument why Cumiskey should be on this team instead of Elliott at this point?
But Cumiskey can’t be sent anywhere because...
The Avs just put defenseman Kyle Cumiskey on waivers. If no other team claims him, the Avs say he will be sent to Lake Erie of the AHL.
That will drop the Avs’ roster to 23 players regardless of what happens.
It just hasn’t worked out for Cumiskey here of late. Injuries haven’t helped.
On the day the Avalanche finalized its opening-night roster, the captain of the team remained undecided. As he previously stated, Avs coach Joe Sacco on Wednesday said forwards Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny will wear an "A" patch on their sweaters as alternate captains.
For his NHL debut, Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has a few family members flying in from Sweden. Oh, and his boyhood idol, too. Only that's just a coincidence. On the night when Landeskog launches his career, former Avalanche great Peter Forsberg will be in the building to have his sweater retired.
Robert Laberge, AllsportQuebec rookie Peter Forsberg passes the puck against the Washington Capitals in Quebec City in 1995.
The Avalanche selected winger Gabriel Landeskog with the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NHL draft — and with high expectations. We’ll have to wait to see if he becomes a star in the league.
But the Avs have done well in their past with rookies. So, what were the...
Complete player capsules for the 2011-12 Colorado Avalanche season.
The Avalanche today reduced its roster to the regular-season maximum of 23 players by reassigning defenseman Stefan Elliott and putting Kyle Cumiskey, Brandon Yip and Mark Olver on injured reserve.
When the Monsters open their fifth season tonight against the Abbotsford Heat, they will be without their first four centers: Patrick Rissmiller, Mark Olver, Joey Hishon and Mike Carman.
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Avs will give the third ‘A’ to Erik Johnson, at least for tomorrow’s opener against Detroit. So, no captain to start the season for the Burgundy and Blue, just three alternates: Johnson, Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk. I really think Johnson will be this team’s captain before too long, but when that day comes remains to be seen.
OK, as I said yesterday...
After finishing 29th out of 30 NHL teams in the standings last year, the Colorado Avalanche are eager to get off to a good start in 2011-12. The Avs will get a tough test in tonight's season and home opener, as they host the Detroit Red Wings at the Pepsi Center.