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Andrighetto Returns to Practice as Non-Contact Participant

The forward could return to the lineup as soon as Friday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Sven Andrighetto is continuing to make progress as he recovers from a lower-body injury and showed that on Tuesday as a non-contact participant at practice.

The 25-year-old forward has missed the Colorado Avalanche's last five outings since his last game on Oct. 27 at the Minnesota Wild.

"He is skating now, he skated [with a] non-contact jersey, so they are ramping him up. Hopefully everything continues to go well over the next few days," head coach Jared Bednar said of Andrighetto after the session. "He won't play tomorrow, doubtful for Friday. Then, hopefully, if everything goes well, he will be on the road with us and might be an option for us."

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 13

Colorado plays three games this week

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

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SCORING IN BUNCHES: The Avalanche has scored four or more goals in three of its last four road games and is first in the league with 41 goals on the road this season. Colorado's 59 total goals in 2018-19 ranks fourth in the league and the club's 3.47 goals-per-game average is tied with the St. Louis Blues for second.

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Avalanche has scored a power-play goal in 13-of-17 outings this season and is 15-for-59 (25.4%) overall with the man advantage, ranked seventh in the NHL. Colorado's penalty-kill unit is 58-for-70 (82.9%) in 2018-19, which also ranks seventh. The Avs are one of four teams in the league (St. Louis, Tampa Bay, New Jersey) that rank in the top 10 in both power play and penalty kill.

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Avs Cast with Ian Cole

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole joins the podcast

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Ian Cole is a self-described analytical person, so it's no wonder he can break down any hockey play in detail. And not just his own duties on the ice, but he knows where the other skaters are and how they factor in on any given play.

His immense hockey knowledge comes from his experience both on the ice and from watching the game, and his intellectual awareness of the sport has helped him play more than 400 games in the NHL.

"The quicker I get [the puck] off my tape and get it to somebody in space, the better off I am," says Cole. "The longer I hold on to it--I've noticed over 10 years now it doesn't work out as well as if I got rid of it much quicker."

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Barrie Moves Up Franchise Records

Barrie is the third defenseman in franchise history to record 200 career assists

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

EDMONTON, Alberta--Tyson Barrie continues to make his mark in the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques record books.

The defenseman had a goal and an assist, his third multi-point game of the season, as the Avs defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 at Rogers Place on Sunday.

The tally was Barrie's 62nd of his career, all with the Avalanche, and he is now tied with Rob Blake for third place on the franchise list for goals by a blueliner.

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Morning Skate Report: Hungry Teams Meet In Edmonton

The Avs wrap up their two-game trip at the Oilers tonight

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

EDMONTON, Alberta--Tonight's contest between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers features two clubs looking to turn their recent skids around.

Colorado has gone 0-4-1 in its last five games while the Oilers have dropped each of their last three contests.

"It's going to be a fun game. I know for us, we really want to get back in that win column and I am sure Edmonton does too," said Avs forward Tyson Jost. "It's going to be two hungry teams, and I know you can expect both of our A-games. So it's going to be a fun game."

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Oilers

Semyon Varlamov gets third-straight start in net

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

EDMONTON, Alberta--Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes for the Colorado Avalanche tonight as the club takes on the Edmonton Oilers.  

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Avs Face Oilers on Veterans Day

Colorado concludes road trip in Edmonton

by Dan Vatch /

The Colorado Avalanche (7-6-3) closes out a two-game Canadian road trip in Edmonton as it takes on the Oilers (8-7-1) at Rogers Place on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. MT. The clash will be the first of three games between the Western Conference foes this season, with the next two contests both taking place at Pepsi Center on Dec. 11 and April 2.

The Avs hold a 63-43-11 all-time mark against the Oilers since moving to Denver in 1995, which includes a 29-21-8 record on the road. In three games against Edmonton last season, the Avalanche went 1-1-1. Samuel Girard led Colorado with two goals in those three contests, while Alexander Kerfoot, Tyson Jost and Colin Wilson each contributed one goal and one assist. Gabriel Landeskog recorded two assists in the season series against the Oilers.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Mistakes Cost Avs In Winnipeg

The Avs fell 5-2 to the Jets on Friday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--A few too many errors proved to be costly for the Colorado Avalanche as the club fell 5-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday at Bell MTS Place.

"Too many mistakes and turnovers with the puck led to chances against," said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar. "All those odd-man rushes and scoring chances against, that's mostly on us and not on them. You got to give them credit for pinching the puck on the boards all the time with their D, they are always charging forward.

"When we played them behind that we got some chances of our own, but when they stopped us up, they came to our net with numbers and we didn't play our 2-on-1's very well with some of those chances we gave up."

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Morning Skate Report: Avs Aim For Complete Game versus Jets

Colorado plays its first of three games this season in Winnipeg tonight

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--After dropping its last contest, the Colorado Avalanche will focus on playing a more complete game tonight as the team gets back to action at the Winnipeg Jets.

"We need to play 60 minutes to win the games you know and that hasn't been there lately, so we have to focus on that," said defenseman Nikita Zadorov. "Every guy has to focus on the first couple shifts of the game, you know bring your best game, and then we will go from there."

The Avalanche fell 4-1 to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday after the Preds outshot Colorado 16-10 in the opening frame and took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Jets

Tyson Jost returns to the lineup after missing four games with a head injury

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--Tyson Jost will be back in the lineup tonight for the Colorado Avalanche as the team begins a two-game Canadian road trip at the Winnipeg Jets.

Jost will be the left wing on a line with Vladislav Kamenev and Marko Dano after missing the last four games with a head injury.

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