DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche are so ravaged by injuries that they needed to call up an entire line from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League in order to have a full lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes at Pepsi Center on Saturday.
Left wing Andrew Agozzino, center Ben Street and right wing Tomas Vincour played together with the Monsters and will do so against the Hurricanes because six of the nine injured Avalanche players are forwards.
"That's what we were all laughing about, all three of us going at once," Street said Saturday morning. "I don't know if that's happened many times before. We're excited. It's nice that we have familiar linemates. Sometimes when you come up you're thrown into a position that you're not used to, with guys you're not used to, and it can take a little bit to get used to. Hopefully we can skip that stage and maybe get going right off the bat."