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Avalanche Announces Opening Night Roster

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced its roster for the beginning of the team's 11th season in Colorado.

#2 Ken Klee D
#3 Karlis Skrastins D
#5 Brett Clark D
#8 Wojtek Wolski LW
#12 Brad Richardson C
#14 Ian Laperriere RW
#15 Andrew Brunette LW
#19 Joe Sakic C
#20 Mark Rycroft RW
#24 Antti Laaksonen LW
#26 John-Michael Liles D
#27 Ossi Vaananen D
#31 Peter Budaj G
#34 Kurt Sauer D
#39 Tyler Arnason C
#40 Marek Svatos RW
#53 Brett McLean C
#57 George Parros RW
#60 Jose Theodore G
#71 Patrice Brisebois D

Earlier this morning, the Avalanche claimed forward George Parros off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. The 6-4, 232-pound forward will be available to play in tomorrow night's opener versus the Dallas Stars.

The Avalanche reassigned the following players to the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Albany:

Jeff Finger D
Johnny Boychuk D
Matt Murley LW

In addition, the following players were placed on the Injured Reserve List to begin the season:

#10 Brad May LW (shoulder)
#11 Cody McCormick LW (chest)
#44 Jordan Leopold D (hernia)
#87 Pierre Turgeon C (shoulder)
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