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Compher Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb

The forward is among three Avs that are hurt

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--The Colorado Avalanche held an optional practice on Friday morning, with about 10 players taking the ice and going through drills with assistant coaches.

For the rest of the Avs, the day featured an off-ice workout or rest to heal from minor bumps and bruises.

However, some of those bumps are more serious than others as Colorado lost three players to injury on Thursday night in its 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

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Avs Moving On From Offside Call

The NHL announced it made a mistake in Thursday's game

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--The old idiom that there is "no use crying over spilled milk" is the approach the Colorado Avalanche is taking following its loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Colorado rallied from a deficit in the third period, and the team thought it had scored the tying goal with 2:34 remaining to complete the comeback. The play was initially called a goal, but St. Louis challenged for offside. The replay appeared to show that Avs forward Sven Andrighetto was indeed offside, but the entire review late in the contest seemed a bit odd for players, coaches and fans alike.

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Avs Ride Emotional Roller Coaster Against Blues

Colorado had a chance to tie the game late despite defensive breakdowns

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Avalanche created enough scoring chances against the St. Louis Blues, but the club had to fight for every puck that found the back of the net. Even then, the Avs needed some bounces to go their way against the Central Division leaders.

Colorado finished with a 41-28 edge in shots on goal and rallied in the third period, but the team still lost 4-3 to St. Louis on Thursday night at Pepsi Center.

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Yakupov Fitting In With The Avalanche

The joyful forward will skate in his 300th NHL game

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

Has there ever been a day where Colorado Avalanche forward Nail Yakupov is not smiling? 

Team captain Gabriel Landeskog hasn't seen it if there was.

"Not really. I think he always has a smile on his face, whether he is speaking Russian or English," Landeskog said. "He's always a funny guy."

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Avs Return Home To Host Blues

Colorado hosts a Central Division opponent for the first time this season

by Danielle Bernstein /

The Colorado Avalanche returns home from a two-game road trip Thursday night, hosting the St. Louis Blues at Pepsi Center. The Blues will be the first Central Division opponent to visit the Mile High City this season and the first of three to close out the month of October, as Dallas and Chicago will also make a stop in Denver before the turn of the calendar page.

Colorado has a 45-32-6-4 record in 87 meetings with the Blues since moving to Denver 1995, including a 27-12-4-2 mark at home. The Avs were 1-4-0 against St. Louis in 2016-17.

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Jost Joins MacKinnon And Rantanen On Top Line

The rookie forward had a good finish against Nashville

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Tyson Jost was plenty motivated in his return to game action on Tuesday night, and Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar noticed.

"We get into the latter part of the game yesterday, and he missed a couple games but he came back in hungry," Bednar said of Jost. "He was competing hard on pucks."

The rookie forward's drive earned him a promotion in the Avs lineup on Wednesday, as Jost practiced on one of the team's top lines with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen at Family Sports Center. The trio will begin Thursday's contest against the St. Louis Blues with one another.

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Preds Defeat Avs In Wilson's Homecoming

Colin Wilson played his first game in Nashville since being traded

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

Colin Wilson made his return to the Music City, but it wasn't the homecoming he and the Colorado Avalanche was looking for.

The Avalanche dropped its second game in a row on Tuesday night as it lost 4-1 to the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

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Jost and Lindholm Return To Face Predators

Colin Wilson makes his visiting team debut in Nashville

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost and defenseman Anton Lindholm will return to the lineup this evening as the club finishes its two-game Central Division road trip at the Nashville Predators.

Jost missed the last two contests with a bone bruise on his knee after crashing into the boards during the Avs' home opener last Wednesday against the Boston Bruins.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 17

Colorado faces two Central Division rivals

by Danielle Bernstein /

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Avalanche Notes

BARRIE COMES UP CLUTCH: Tyson Barrie's third-period tally against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday was the 15th game-winning goal of his career and his second of the 2017-18 campaign (Oct. 5 at NYR), which is tied for first among NHL defensemen this season. Barrie's 15 career game winners are also the most by a defenseman in franchise history.

HOME OPENERS: With Wednesday's victory over Boston, the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise improved to 26-8-4 all-time in home openers (.737). Colorado is 14-5-3 in home openers since moving to Denver in 1995, which includes a 12-4-2 mark at Pepsi Center.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot notched his first NHL goal in Wednesday's home opener against Boston. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov picked up his first tally in an Avalanche sweater with an empty-net marker in the third period against Anaheim on Friday.

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Colorado Wraps Up Road Trip In Nashville

The Avalanche will face the Predators four times this season

by Callie Parmele /

The Colorado Avalanche wraps up a two-game road trip on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. The Central-Division rivals will meet four times this season with Tuesday's outing being the first.

The Avalanche is 31-32-5-6 all time against the Predators, including a 13-16-3-4 record when visiting the Music City. Colorado has gained eight points so far this season with a 4-2-0 record.

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