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.