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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
35-16-9 79
36-15-5 77
35-19-5 75
32-25-2 66
30-25-2 62
28-24-6 62
23-29-5 51
15-39-5 35

Top Avalanche News

  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Cleared to resume practicing

    Nichushkin (personal) was cleared by the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Monday to resume practicing with the team.

    Although Nichushkin's been cleared to resume practicing with the team, he's still in the follow-up care phase of the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program and has not yet been cleared to return to game action. Nichushkin, who's racked up 22 goals and 42 points through 40 contests this season, will presumably remain on non-roster injured reserve until he's cleared to rejoin Colorado's lineup.

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  • Avalanche's Bowen Byram: Garners assist in loss

    Byram had an assist, one shot and one hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Byram was part of sequence in which Colorado buzzed the zone before Mikko Rantanen put one past Ilya Samsonov. The assist was the eighth point over the last nine games for Byram, raising his season total to 20 through 51 contests.

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  • Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Goal, assist in loss

    Rantanen had a goal on four shots, an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Toronto.

    After helping the Avalanche build a 2-0 lead in the first period, Rantanen tied the game at three apiece in the third, when his wrister went unseen by Ilya Samsonov thanks to a screen. The tally was the 30th for Rantanen, marking his fourth straight season with at least 30 goals and fifth in the last six campaigns.

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  • Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano: Returns, finishes in loss

    Cogliano scored a goal on one shot and had a block in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    A trailing Cogliano finished a feed to give Colorado a 2-0 lead in the first period. The fourth-line forward capitalized on rare ice time with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, both of whom picked up assists. Cogliano was back in the lineup after missing one contest due to an illness.

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  • Avalanche's Cale Makar: Snaps point drought

    Makar had a power-play assist, three shots on net and three blocks in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Toronto.

    Makar picked up the secondary helper on Artturi Lehkonen's first-period strike. The assist snapped a seven-game drought without a point for Makar, easily the longest such run for the offensively gifted blueliner this season. Despite the recent fallow stretch, Makar's 61 points rank second in scoring among defensemen behind only Vancouver's Quinn Hughes (70 points).

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  • Avalanche's Artturi Lehkonen: Logs power-play goal

    Lehkonen had a power-play goal, three shots on net and one hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Nathan MacKinnon found Lehkonen positioned in front of the net to give Colorado an early lead at the 2:16 mark of the first period. It was the fifth tally and eighth point over the last six games for Lehkonen, who has rediscovered his scoring touch. The forward, who spent 35 games on IR with an ankle injury, failed to score and logged just one assist during his first six games back from the injury before this recent surge.

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  • Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Has 28-game home point streak

    MacKinnon picked three apples Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Toronto.

    MacKinnon managed to extend his season-opening home point streak to 28 games, which is tied for the sixth-longest at any point of the season in NHL history. He has collected 62 assists this campaign, marking the second time he's had at least 60 helpers in his career (2022-23). Only Peter Forsberg (five times) and Joe Sakic (three times) have accomplished that feat more in team history.

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  • Avalanche's Alexandar Georgiev: Facing Toronto

    Georgiev will protect the home crease Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Georgiev has stopped 75 of 82 shots during his three-game winning streak. In 47 appearances this season, he has earned a 30-13-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.90 GAA and an .899 save percentage. Toronto ranks first in the league this campaign with 3.68 goals per contest.

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  • Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano: Set to return Saturday

    Cogliano (illness) will draw back into the lineup Saturday versus Toronto, according to Mark Masters of TSN.

    Cogliano missed Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to Detroit. He has four goals and 15 points in 51 contests this season. With Cogliano back, Kurtis MacDermid might serve as a healthy scratch against the Maple Leafs.

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  • Avalanche's Oskar Olausson: Done for season

    Olausson will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season after he undergoes shoulder surgery Monday.

    Olausson had 11 goals and 20 points in 39 contests with AHL Colorado this season. He also picked up two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots over 11:50 of ice time in a 3-2 win over Anaheim on Dec. 5 during his lone NHL outing of 2023-24. The 21-year-old was selected with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Olausson should get a long look during the Avalanche's 2024 training camp, provided he's healthy in time for it, but the forward will likely start 2024-25 back in the minors.

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  • Avalanche's Fredrik Olofsson: On waivers Saturday

    Olofsson was put on waivers Saturday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Olofsson has three goals and nine points in 55 games this season while serving primarily on the fourth line. If he clears waivers, Olofsson will likely report to AHL Colorado.

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  • Avalanche's Justus Annunen: Tough loss in Detroit

    Annunen turned aside 28 shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Red Wings.

    The 23-year-old netminder took a shutout into the third period, but Dylan Larkin beat him from the low slot on a Detroit power play midway through the final frame before Patrick Kane ripped home the OT winner. It was Annunen's best effort in four starts since being recalled from AHL Colorado in mid-January, but his .898 save percentage with the Avs represents no threat to Alexandar Georgiev's playing time.

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  • Avalanche's Jack Johnson: Slips another assist

    Johnson had an assist and one hit in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to Detroit.

    Johnson had the secondary helper on Nathan MacKinnon's tally and extended a rare scoring streak to three games. Johnson has a goal and three assists during his streak, which accounts for four of his 13 points this season.

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  • Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Sets up MacKinnon

    Rantanen had an assist, one shot on net and two penalty minutes in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Red Wings.

    As part of a sequence where the Avalanche's top line flew around the Detroit zone, Rantanen controlled a loose puck in the corner and found Nathan MacKinnon for Colorado's lone tally. It was the fifth point in the last five games for Rantanen, who has 43 assists through 58 games.

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  • Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Roofs one in loss

    MacKinnon scored a goal on 11 shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to Detroit.

    The Avalanche buzzed the zone before Mikko Rantanen found MacKinnon in tight quarters in front of the net, and the center roofed the puck over Alex Lyon to give Colorado a 1-0 lead. The Avs were unable to hold on and lost their sixth decision in the last seven road games. The tally was MacKinnon's 34th and extended his point streak to five games, during which he has two goals and six assists. He's also fired an astounding 30 shots on goal (and five missed attempts) over the last three contests.

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  • Avalanche's Logan O'Connor: Ready to return Thursday

    O'Connor (lower body) will play Thursday versus Detroit, per the NHL media site.

    O'Connor missed Colorado's previous four contests. He has 13 goals, 25 points, 32 PIM, 50 hits and 36 blocks in 51 outings in 2023-24. O'Connor is projected to play on the second line alongside Miles Wood and Ross Colton. Meanwhile, Andrew Cogliano will exit the lineup due to an illness.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.59 3.14 23.5

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