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Avalanche return Bigras to junior team

Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 12:36 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Avalanche return Bigras to junior team

The Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday sent defenseman Chris Bigras to his junior team, the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League.

Bigras, a 2013 second-round (No. 32) draft pick, had an impressive training camp in making a surprise bid for an opening-night roster spot.

"There's nothing I didn't like [about his play]," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said following the team's 2-1 preseason loss to the Washington Capitals on Sept. 18. "Even when he was in trouble, he found a way to get back. He's pretty amazing. I'm overwhelmed by him right now."

Bigras had an assist and a plus-1 rating in two preseason games.

The Avalanche also sent center Paul Carey to their American Hockey League team, the Lake Erie Monsters.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp