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All Things Avs:
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 and watch.
I talked with Barrie over the phone today and we will have a complete story in Monday’s paper and online.
If you didn’t already know, Barrie and Stefan Elliott are longtime friends. Elliott, who just turned 21, was sent down to Lake Erie to make room for Barrie. They began their pro careers together in Lake Erie at the beginning of the season and Elliott played in 30 of the last 32 games with the big club.
“We’ve known each other since we were kids, playing hockey against each other around Vancouver,” Barrie said. “We keep in touch all the time. He’s one of my good buddies. I was just talking to him...
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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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 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.
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...
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.
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