Injuries are a major reason why the Colorado Avalanche's playoff chances are fading, but the possible return of Semyon Varlamov could provide some hope.
Varlamov may be back Thursday night as the Avalanche try to bounce back from a defeat by continuing their success against the New Jersey Devils.
Colorado (30-26-11) won the Central Division last season, but reaching the playoffs...
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March 11, 2015
Jamie McGinn underwent successful back surgery on Wednesday, and the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to get the 26-year-old forward back this season.
McGinn, who has four goals and six points in 19 games this season, will have one year left on his two-year contract with the Avs at the end of the season. He is an underrated player and the Avalanche will miss his versatility, energy...
Leading up to Monday’s contest with the Montreal Canadiens, coach Patrick Roy updated the status of various injured players on the Colorado Avalanche roster.
The most disconcerting news is that there is a chance Jamie McGinn will have to undergo season-ending back surgery. Nothing is set in stone, but losing McGinn for the season would be a blow to the Avalanche. He had four goals...
Multiple injuries forced some unlikely players into major roles the last time the Colorado Avalanche took the ice, but they still have managed to put together one of their best stretches of the season.
Colorado seeks a fourth victory in five games as it visits the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.
The Avalanche (7-9-5) sit in last place after winning the Central Division...
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November 24, 2014
In the past, I’ve been very vocal about my belief that the way the Colorado Avalanche manage their forward lines is not a recipe for long-term success.
I won’t rehash all the reasons why I believe that to be the case, but to put it in its simplest terms there are just very few teams with enough talent to be able to score consistently across three lines. Plus, even if you are...
The injury woes continue for the Colorado Avalanche. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reported that Winger Jamie McGinn missed practice for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, and is questionable for Thursday night’s matchup with the Washington Capitals with a back injury.
Semyon Varlamov is already expected miss Thursday’s game with a groin injury while Ryan Wilson is set...
A home-heavy stretch has the Colorado Avalanche hopeful of finding some consistency, while the San Jose Sharks feel a pugilistic display may have triggered the start to some of their own.
The Avalanche open a stretch of six games with five at home Tuesday night when they seek a fifth straight win against the Sharks at Pepsi Center.
Colorado (2-4-3) was the unexpected winner in the...
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October 27, 2014
The Colorado Avalanche lost in overtime for the third time of the season in a Sunday matinee on the road against the Winnipeg Jets. Colorado (2-4-3) falls to 0-3 in overtime this season after they posted a league-best 15-8 record in extra time last year.
Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg’s (3-5) captain, provided a goal and an assist while leading his team to a 2-1 victory.
BOSTON (AP) Daniel Briere scored off a rebound with four-tenths of a second left in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.
Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avalanche, who had opened the season with two shutout losses. Backup goaltender Reto Berra made 27 saves in his first start of the season.
Loui Eriksson had a power-play...
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October 13, 2014
BOSTON — After a somewhat sleepy first period Monday afternoon, things began to heat up between the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche in the second.
Jamie McGinn lit the lamp for the Avalanche to open the scoring, and Bruins winger Loui Eriksson followed with a goal of his own less than four minutes later to tie it up.
Then came the fisticuffs.
B’s defenseman Adam McQuaid...
The Colorado Avalanche opened the season with an embarrassing 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Who saw that coming? Surely, not the hockey fans in Denver.
The anticipation for the puck to drop on the Avs season hasn’t been this high since Ray Bourque was making his last run at the Cup. Hockey fans in this state felt robbed after watching the Wild steal Game 7 in the Pepsi Center...
The preseason injuries continue to pile up for the Colorado Avalanche’s bottom six forwards. Center Jesse Winchester was forced to leave Tuesday night’s preseason game against the Flames in Calgary, Alberta, and has since been diagnosed with a concussion.
The Avalanche signed Winchester in free agency to improve their depth and the talent on their fourth line. Every concussion...
Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy updated the progress of Jamie McGinn’s recovery from offseason back surgery – and the news is not encouraging.
Mike Chambers of the Denver Post first reported that McGinn has yet to begin skating and is still weeks away from playing. His availability for the season opener is in serious doubt.
The 26-year-old had 38 points in 79 games...
Along with the excitement for the upcoming NHL season at Colorado Avalanche media day, head coach Patrick Roy had some unfortunate injury news to report. #Avalanche pre-camp injuries: Bordeleau, McGinn, Mitchell, Talbot, Hejda, O’Reilly, Landeskog. — Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) September 18, 2014 Forward Patrick Bordeleau underwent offseason back surgery and will be out...
The Colorado Avalanche have announced they extended the contract of winger Jamie McGinn. 5of7-Wikimedia CommonsMcGinn was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in February 2012 from the San Jose Sharks. He was a key player this season when he played for the Avalanche and he was part of the reason for their success. The 25 year old had 19 goals and 19 assists in 79 games last season...
The Colorado Avalanche will continue to discuss new contracts with key forwards Paul Stastny and Ryan O’Reilly, but any new deals must fit into the team’s salary structure. The Avalanche signed center Matt Duchene, forward Gabriel Landeskog and goaltender Semyon Varlamov — to new contracts in the past calendar year to fit the team’s structure. Duchene is their highest-paid...
Just hours after a state of the offseason address from Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche announced that the club has signed gritty forward Jamie McGinn to a two-year contract.
McGinn was quick to corroborate the news on Twitter.
Very excited to announce I will be an @Avalanche for the next two years!! #grateful #letsdothis pic.twitter.com/el5YteoESg
— Jamie McGinn...
For the Colorado Avalanche and their band of talented youngsters, tonight's game may just be the most important of their collective careers. They're up three games to two in their first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, who battled back from a 2-0 deficit early on in the match-up.
Now, the Avalanche have a chance to deep-six the Wild in tonight's meeting and move on to...
DENVER (AP) -- Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.
Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick Roy's postseason debut behind the...
The Colorado Avalanche will be without leading scorer Matt Duchene as they begin their first post-season appearance in four years with a series against the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night. Duchene injured the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of his left knee on March 29 when he inadvertently ran into teammate Jamie McGinn on his first shift of the game. Duchene was expected to miss...
The Colorado Avalanche are clicking in the offensive zone. The New Jersey Devils certainly can't say the same.
The Avalanche will try to keep both trends going Monday night in New Jersey as they open a four-game East Coast swing heading into the Olympic break.
A 7-1 home win over Buffalo on Saturday gave the Avalanche (35-14-5) 16 goals during a three-game winning streak.
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February 02, 2014
The Colorado Avalanche took a chance when they drafted Nathan MacKinnon first overall last June.
The rookie is rewarding their faith with a stellar first season.
MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Jamie McGinn had two goals and an assist, and Colorado beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-1 on Saturday.
Gabriel Landeskog also had two goals and Semyon Varlamov had 27 saves for the Avalanche...
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February 01, 2014
Big hit by the Av's Jamie McGinn on Wild defenseman Nate Prosser. To add injury to insult, the Avalanche forward John Mitchell scores a weak goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper.
Perhaps McGinn is a target? (Image: NHL.com)
After trading Michael Del Zotto to the Predators for Kevin Klein, many assumed the scouting of some teams would end. This included the Colorado Avalanche, who the Rangers have been scouting for quite some time. Adrian Dater noted that as recently as yesterday, the Rangers were still scouting the Avs. But with Klein on board, the Rangers...
Ryan O'Reilly is on a roll.
O'Reilly had a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Friday night.
O'Reilly wasted little time in making his presence felt. His goal came at 1:34 in. Matt Duchene missed a wraparound shot but O'Reilly grabbed the rebound and sneaked it past Thomas in the corner of the net to make it 1-0.
The goal was O'Reilly...
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January 24, 2014