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Wilson Could Return Against Sabres

Forward Colin Wilson and defenseman Patrik Nemeth are close to game action

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Colin Wilson and Patrik Nemeth were back to being full participants in the Colorado Avalanche's practice on Monday at Family Sports Center, but only one could dress in the team's game on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. The other isn't too far behind however. 

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said following the session that Wilson should play against the Sabres after missing the past three contests with a lower-body injury.

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Managing Rest Key For Bednar And The Avs

December is a busy month for the Avalanche

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--The Colorado Avalanche's game and practice schedule to this point of the season hasn't necessarily been easy, but the club has had plenty of time to prepare between contests. That won't necessarily be the case over the next several weeks as the Avs embark on a stretch of 12 games in 23 days.

Colorado will play nearly every other day for the next three-plus weeks, leading up to the NHL's mandatory shutdown for the holidays on Dec. 24-26. Before the break, the Avalanche will play the final three outings of its current five-game homestand, travel to the east coast for four games and to the west coast for two, with a three-contest homestay separating the road trips.

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Avs Will Face Jets Without Landeskog

The forward was suspended four games on Monday afternoon

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche will continue its five-game homestand on Wednesday against the Winnipeg Jets without team captain Gabriel Landeskog.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Monday that Landeskog has been suspended for four games for cross-checking Matthew Tkachuk in the Avs' game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

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Colorado Constructs All-Rookie Line

Recently-recalled Tyson Jost joins roommates J.T. Compher and Alexander Kerfoot

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Chemistry on a hockey line can be built both on and off the ice, and that appears to be what the Colorado Avalanche will be doing as it assembles an all-rookie trio.

NHL freshmen J.T. Compher, Tyson Jost and Alexander Kerfoot participated in even-strength drills with one another during the Avs' practice on Monday at Family Sports Center, and the three forwards could play on the same line when Colorado takes on the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

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Varlamov Practices But Won't Travel To Minnesota

The goaltender has been out this week with an illness

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Semyon Varlamov returned to the practice ice on Thursday after being away from his teammates for the past several days with an illness, but the Colorado Avalanche goaltender won't make the trip to Minnesota for Friday's game at the Wild.

Head coach Jared Bednar eluded to Varlamov staying in Denver earlier in the week so the Colorado starting netminder could get fully healthy.

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Lindholm Returns To Practice Following Injury

Defenseman returns from broken jaw, while Semyon Varlamov was out with an illness

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Colorado Avalanche defenseman Anton Lindholm returned to practice on Tuesday, but goaltender Semyon Varlamov was absent from the team's proceedings at Family Sports Center.

Head coach Jared Bednar said Varlamov was sick but is expected to play later this week. Jonathan Bernier will get the start in net on Wednesday against the Dallas Stars.

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Dominic Toninato Recalled From San Antonio

The forward is expected to join the Avalanche in Nashville

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Center Dominic Toninato will have a chance to play in his first NHL game on Saturday in the Colorado Avalanche's game against the Nashville Predators after the team was affected by another injury.

The Avalanche announced on Friday that the forward was recalled from the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. Toninato is acting as a reinforcement after fellow rookie forward Vladislav Kamenev suffered a broken arm in the contest against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

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Newcomers Girard, Kamenev Getting Their Chance

The new Avs joined the team from the Nov. 5 trade

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Two of the Colorado Avalanche's newest additions are up with the NHL club and the plan appears to be that they'll both stay there for the near future.

The Avs recalled forward Vladislav Kamenev from the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, joining rookie defenseman Samuel Girard on the team's active roster. Kamenev and Girard were acquired in a three-team trade on Nov. 5 with the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators that included the Avs receiving four players and three draft picks in total.

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Avalanche Determined To Be Focused In Sweden

Colorado can leave Stockholm with four points

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche practiced at the Ericsson Globe for the second time on Thursday in preparation for the 2017 NHL Global Series against the Ottawa Senators on Friday and Saturday.

The team has been in Sweden since Monday and has been able to explore Stockholm a little bit but it is making sure the focus of the trip is the points that are up for grabs.

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Avalanche Down A Few Swedes In Sweden

Three of Colorado's four Swedish players missed Tuesday's practice

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

STOCKHOLM--As the Colorado Avalanche prepares for two games against the Ottawa Senators in Sweden, the club is missing a couple of their Swedish players. Three-fourths of them to be exact.

Only Avalanche captain and Stockholm native Gabriel Landeskog participated in the team's practice at the Ericsson Globe on Tuesday morning, as fellow Swedes Anton Lindholm (Skelleftea), Patrik Nemeth (Stockholm) and Carl Soderberg (Malmo) all missed the hour-long session for a variety of reasons. Nemeth may be the only one of trio that will play in Friday's contest, the first of a back-to-back against Ottawa as part of the SAP NHL Global Series.

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