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Kamenev Out Indefinitely With Shoulder Injury

Forward to have surgery, Avalanche recalls A.J. Greer

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Luck hasn't been on Vladislav Kamenev's side when it has come to the injury bug the past two seasons.

After being limited to three NHL games and 17 American Hockey League contests last year due to a broken arm, the young forward will once again have to battle back from a long-term ailment.

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Cole Gets Set To Return To PPG Paints Arena

The defenseman won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Penguins

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

PITTSBURGH--When the Colorado Avalanche practiced at PPG Paints Arena on Monday, it was the first time that Ian Cole was back on the building's ice since he was traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Ottawa Senators last February.

He will play his first game in his old club's arena on Tuesday when the Avs take on the Penguins for the second time in seven days.

Cole spent parts of four seasons with Pittsburgh and won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships with the squad in 2015-16 and 2016-17. He played in 47 games with the Penguins last year before being sent to the Senators on Feb. 23 and then to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 26.

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Colorado Practices in Nashville while Dads Watch

Avalanche prepares to face the Predators

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Colorado Avalanche's fathers and mentors will provide plenty of extra motivation for the club heading into Tuesday's game at the Nashville Predators.

"Everyone will want to play well with their dads in the stands, and we're five points behind Nashville (in the standings)," said Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog, who has his dad Tony with him on the one-game road swing. "We're right behind them, and we're going to keep climbing and keep playing well. We got a good thing going, and I think everyone will want to play well against them."

The Avs have won four in a row and are 6-0-1 in their last seven contests. The club is third in the Central Division with 30 points and is chasing division-rival Nashville, the current league leader in the standings.

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Avs Head To California Wanting More

Colorado heads out on a three-game road trip

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--The Colorado Avalanche has points in its last three games (2-0-1), but the players are far from satisfied with their recent play.

That is especially the case following the Avs' 3-2 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Colorado tallied first but had to score late in the third period to tie the contest and force overtime.

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Grubauer To Start Against Capitals

The Avs goaltender helped Washington win the Stanley Cup

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer will get the start in net against his former team on Friday when the Washington Capitals visit Pepsi Center.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft by the Capitals, Grubauer played seven seasons in the organization and 101 NHL regular-season outings. He finished his time in D.C. with a 43-31-11 overall record, 2.29 goals-against average, .923 save percentage, six shutouts and a championship after the Washington won the Stanley Cup last June.

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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 / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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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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 / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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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Skill Day at Avalanche Practice

Colorado prepares for two-game road trip at Winnipeg and Edmonton

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Sandwiched between games against two of the Western Conference's best clubs from a year ago, the Colorado Avalanche focused on skill development at Thursday's practice at Family Sports Center.

Colorado held an optional skate prior to the team's flight to Winnipeg for the start of a two-game road trip. The Avs will play the Jets on Friday before taking on the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Thursday's skill practice was tough for the seven players and two goaltender that participated, but it was also a welcomed change from what the Avs are used to during the six-plus month campaign.

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Avalanche Readies for First Division Rival Night of Season

Tyson Jost could return to the lineup as Colorado hosts Nashville

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--After four days to rest and prepare, the Colorado Avalanche returns to game action Wednesday night when the team hosts the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center.

It will be the first time the clubs' have met since their first-round series in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs in April and marks first of 12 Division Rival Nights the Avalanche will host this year. Colorado will wear its new Adidas third jersey at home against each Central Division opponent for the remainder of the season.

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Avs Hit the Road for Two Games

Colorado will play in Calgary on Thursday and Vancouver on Friday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Tyson Jost has not yet been cleared to play and won't travel with the Colorado Avalanche on the team's two-game road trip in Western Canada.

With Jost staying in Denver, the Avs recalled Sheldon Dries and A.J. Greer on Tuesday afternoon from the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles.

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