The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has activated forward Ian Laperriere from the injured reserve list. He will be available to play in tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Laperriere has missed the past nine games due to a knee injury he suffered on Nov. 11 vs. Minnesota. The 33-year-old forward has recorded six points (2g/4a) and 31 penalty minutes in 17 games for the Avalanche this season. In 874 career NHL games, Laperriere has registered 284 points (109g/175a) and 1,522 penalty minutes.
In a related move, the Avalanche announced today that it has reassigned forward Wyatt Smith to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.