With three goals and two assists over five games since he returned from an upper-body injury, MacKinnon is back in his usual form. The 27-year-old center has 11 tallies, 39 points, 148 shots, 20 PIM and a plus-6 rating through 28 outings this season.... See Less Avalanche's J. Compher: Two-point effort in Tuesday's loss Compher scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers. Compher ended a three-game point drought. Prior to that skid, he'd gotten on the scoresheet in four straight outings, so he's been a bit streaky lately. For the season, the 27-year-old center is up to eight goals, 16 assists, 77 shots on net, 39 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through 39 contests. With Mikko Rantanen on his wing, Compher may have a bit more fantasy appeal in the short term.... See Less Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Collects pair of points Rantanen scored a goal on six shots, added an assist and logged two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
19-23 -- he has a goal and three helpers. The 24-year-old superstar is up to 38 points, 125 shots on net, 53 hits, 53 blocks, 26 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 39 outings this season as one of the best blueliners in the league.... See Less Avalanche's Kurtis MacDermid: Rare multi-point effort Tuesday MacDermid notched two assists, a fight, a plus-2 rating and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers. MacDermid set up goals by Andrew Cogliano and J.
Rantanen's pair of points came 20 seconds apart in the third period to spark the Avalanche's offense to life. The forward has three goals and two helpers through four contests in January. For the season, he's up to 27 tallies, 50 points (19 on the power play), 155 shots on net, 49 hits, 28 PIM and a plus-6 rating through 39 outings.... See Less Avalanche's Alexandar Georgiev: Gives up five goals in loss Georgiev allowed five goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said the forward is still having trouble putting on skates and doesn't know when Nichushkin will be able to. He will not travel with with the team to Chicago for Thursday's clash with the Blackhawks.... See More... See Less Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Could start Thursday Francouz is well enough to start Thursday against the Blackhawks, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports. The Avalanche activated Francouz off injured reserve Tuesday but he did not play in a 5-4 loss to Florida.
Colorado Avalanche News, Scores, Status, Schedule - NHLTop Avalanche News Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Takes to ice Rotowire Jan 12, 2023 Nichushkin (ankle) was on the ice Wednesday but not in skates, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Nichushkin was on the ice prior to Wednesday's optional practice session, wearing flip-flops. He practiced deflections with skills coach Shawn Allard before leaving.