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Avs D Ryan O'Byrne makes himself quite at home

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DENVER (AP) - Unwanted in Montreal, defenseman Ryan O'Byrne hasn't taken long to find a home with the Colorado Avalanche.

On the ice, anyway.

Away from it, he's still searching for a place of his own.

O'Byrne has been living at a hotel since he was acquired last month, too wrapped up in making a solid impression with his new team to comb the local neighborhoods for a new abode.

After all, the last thing he wants to go through again is what transpired in Montreal.

O'Byrne played a career-high 55 games last year with the Canadiens but fell out of favor early this season and registered more idle time than ice time.

Traded to the Avalanche, he's gone from a forgotten man to a fixture in the lineup.

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