See Less Avalanche's Darren Helm: Not ready to return Thursday Feb 9, 2023 Helm (lower body) is expected to miss Thursday's game versus Tampa Bay, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Helm has no points in five games this season. He was last in the lineup Jan. 12. When he is ready to return, the 36-year-old will likely serve in a fourth-line role.... See Less Avalanche's Alexandar Georgiev: Slated to face Lightning Georgiev is set to start on the road against Tampa Bay on Thursday, per Peter Baugh of The Athletic.
Makar will also miss Saturday's contest against Florida, so Englund and his hit machine (86 hits in 29 games) should be in the lineup again.... See Less Avalanche's Alexandar Georgiev: No help from his teammates Georgiev made 27 saves in a 5-0 loss to the Lightning on Thursday. Georgiev deserved better -- the Avs paraded to the penalty box 10 times, leaving the netminder as the last line of defense to keep his team in the game. The Bolts scored twice on those power plays.
The loss snapped Georgiev's four-game win streak.... See Less Avalanche's Evan Rodrigues: Exits Thursday's contest Rodrigues (face) didn't return to Thursday's contest after exiting in the third period, and head coach Jared Bednar didn't provide an update on his status following the game, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Rodrigues took a puck to the face, and the lack of an update from the coach suggests there's an injury risk here. The 29-year-old can be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game versus the Panthers....
Georgiev is 20-11-3 with a 2. 60 GAA and a. 919 save percentage in 34 contests this season. He's won his last four starts while allowing just six goals on 131 shots over that span. Tampa Bay has the fourth-ranked offense with 3. 56 goals per game in 2022-23.... See Less Avalanche's Cale Makar: Will not play Thursday Makar (head) will not play on the remainder of the Avalanche's two-game road trip, including Thursday's tilt in Tampa Bay, according to Peter Baugh of The Athletic. Makar suffered the injury against the Penguins on Tuesday, when he was blindsided by a Jeff Carter hit to the head. Makar will also sit out Saturday's game in Florida, and the Avs will determine his availability when they return home Tuesday to play Tampa Bay.
Makar has 13 goals and 45 points in 45 games this season.... See Less Avalanche's Cale Makar: Leaves game briefly Feb 8, 2023 Makar took a blindside hit to head in the third period and left Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins for about 10 minutes before returning, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Colorado Avalanche News, Scores, Status, Schedule - NHLTop Avalanche News Avalanche's Brad Hunt: Hits waivers Rotowire Feb 11, 2023 Hunt was placed on waivers Saturday, TSN's Chris Johnston reports. Hunt is currently projected to be in the lineup Saturday versus Florida. He has generated three goals, three assists, 27 shots on net and 10 hits in 26 games this season.... See More... See Less Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Starting in Florida Francouz will be between the road pipes versus Florida on Saturday, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Gazette reports. Francouz has started six of the last 11 games for the Avalanche as he is sharing the net of late with Alexandar Georgiev.
See Less Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Helps on lone goal Girard had an assist, three shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 22:34 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. Girard welcomed back partner Bowen Byram from a lower-body injury, and the two defenders assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's second period goal. The helper extended Girard's point streak to four games (one goal, four assists).... See Less Avalanche's Bowen Byram: Logs assist in return Byram had an assist, one shot on goal, three hits and three blocked shots over 21:29 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins.
See Less Avalanche's Bowen Byram: In box for two goals Feb 10, 2023 Byram had one shot on goal, three hits and four penalty minutes over 19:25 of ice time in Thursday's 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay. In his second game back from a 38-game absence, Byram did more to hurt than help. He picked up two hooking penalties which led to both Lightning power-play goals. With Cale Makar (upper body) out of action through at least Saturday, the Avalanche need Byram to help replace Makar's offensive capabilities....
Byram returned to action after missing 38 games due to a tricky lower-body injury. He shook off an early blocked shot that forced him to briefly leave the game and jumped back into a prominent role on the second pair, ending the contest with a well-rounded stat line.... See Less Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Scores Tuesday MacKinnon tallied a goal on a team-high eight shots in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins.
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