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Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche

It’s been a rough start to the 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche, but for the first time this year, the Avs (and their fans) can breathe a little sigh of relief. AHL farmhands Calvin Pickard and Sami Aittokallio did their best, but the big-leaguers are on their way back: Reto Berra practiced fully on […] The post Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche appeared first...
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5 steps for the Avs to get their season on track

Six games into last season, the Colorado Avalanche were 6-0 and everyone was trying to figure out if their group of young and talented players was for real. The unproven bunch finished the regular season with 112 points and a Central Division title. This time around, they stumbled out of the gate to a 1-4-1 record and are at risk of letting the season slip away before they have...
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Report: Avalanche pass on Ilya Bryzgalov

The Colorado Avalanche had a rough day in Ottawa earlier this week. On the same day, the Avalanche lost both goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goaltender Reto Berra to injuries. Varlamov suffered a groin injury during the morning skate and Berra suffered a head/neck injury after a collision. With both goalies on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time, the Avs are a team who...
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Avs goalies Calvin Pickard, Sami Aittokallio deserve chance

After general manager Joe Sakic called on another minor-league goalie to add depth to the Avalanche's injury-riddled position Friday, coach Patrick Roy was asked about his own availability. He also was asked about signing former rival Martin Brodeur, an unrestricted free agent who is looking for a job in the NHL. Roy's answers were no on both counts. He said Calvin Pickard...
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Nathan MacKinnon to continue at center, between Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly

Our latest story looks at what the Avalanche has planned in net heading into Saturday night’s game against the Canadiens. Some line items: With John Mitchell back as the third-line center, Nathan MacKinnon has ditched 30-something linemates Alex Tanguay and Daniel Briere and is now with Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly. MacKinnon, 19, has more in common with Landeskog, 21,...
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Avalanche podcast: Rocky start to the season

The Colorado Avalanche first five games of the season gave hosts JJ Jerez and Nathan Roth plenty to discuss in this week’s episode of the Avalanche podcast. The Avs missed their opportunity at revenge against the Wild and blew two third period leads en route to 1-3-1 record to start the season. Goaltenders Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra are both on the shelf with injuries and the...
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Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche

We’re just five games into the 2014-15 season, but the Colorado Avalanche might be in trouble. After making a surprise run to the Central Division crown last season, the Avs have been slow out of the gate thusfar, going 1-3-1 through their first five games. Sure, that’s not a huge sample size, but there are […] The post Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche appeared...
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Avalanche Injury Update: Goalie Reto Berra Injured on Thursday

The Colorado Avalanche continue to lose goalies as Reto Berra left Thursday night’s game at the 2:46 mark of the first period when he was involved in a collision with Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris. Colorado was leading the game 1-0 at the time but ended up losing 5-3. #476983717 / gettyimages.comThe injury to Reto Berra is being described as an upper body injury which occurred...
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Avalanche Injury Update: Semyon Varlamov has been put on IR, Reto Berra will start tonight

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury, according to Chris Peters at / gettyimages.comVarlamov, 26, skated with the team Thursday morning but had to leave practice early.  The lingering groin injury is apparently worse than initially believed.  Varlamov was the Avalanche's team MVP last...
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Avs place goalie Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve

  The Colorado Avalanche have placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin ailment. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, when the Russian goalie possibly tweaked his groin in a 3-2 overtime loss in Toronto. Varlamov is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average so far this season. He shined last season with Patrick Roy behind the bench, leading the NHL with 41 wins...
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Avalanche place G Semyon Varlamov on IR

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that goalie Semyon Varlamov has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. NEWS: The Avalanche has placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on IR. Calvin Pickard has been recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 16, 2014 Varlamov, 26, is 0-2-1 this season with a 3.80 goals against average. He made...
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Mitchell set to make season debut, Varlamov injured

Center John Mitchell will make his 2014-15 debut tonight as the Colorado Avalanche take on the Ottawa Senators on the road. Mitchell missed the final two games of last year’s regular-season, the playoffs, all of the preseason, and the start of this season with concussion-like symptoms. “It’s been a while and, obviously, it’s disappointing not to start the season on time,...
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Avalanche Injury Update: Semyon Varlamov is a game-time decision due to groin injury

The Colorado Avalanche have decided to make Semyon Varlamov a game-time decision tonight when the Avs take on the Senators in Ottawa. According to CJ Stevens of TSN1200 in Ottawa, coach Patrick Roy may sit the Vezina Trophy runner-up due to a groin issue.#485083049 / gettyimages.comIt's not yet clear if Varlamov (0-2-1, 3.80 GAA, .910 save percentage) injured the groin in the...
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As offense sputters, so do Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche entered this season with their greatest strength being their high-powered offense. Well, it may not be time to sound the alarms, but that offense has not shown up yet in a pair of games. He had their number in the playoffs last season, and to this point, Darcy Kuemper has had the Avs number again, notching 2 shutouts in back-to-back games Credit to Darcy Kuemper...
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NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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