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3 years 2 weeks ago

Avs retire sweater of Peter Forsberg

DENVER (AP) - Peter Forsberg had his No. 21 jersey retired by the Colorado Avalanche before the season opener against the Detroit Red Wings. The team also raised a banner with his name and number to the Pepsi Center rafters Saturday night, where it will hang alongside those of Joe...

3 years 1 month ago

Two former Avs killed in plane crash

DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team. Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former...

3 years 1 month ago

Former Avs enforcer Wade Belak found dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Colorado Avalanche enforcer Wade Belak, who last played with the Nashville Predators, has been found dead in a hotel room in Toronto. He apparently hung himself. The Predators learned of Belak's death from NHL security Wednesday. The team issued a statement saying the organization was...

3 years 2 months ago

Former Avalanche star Drury retires

Chris Drury is retiring from the NHL two months after the former New York Rangers captain had the final year of his contract bought out by the team. The 34-year-old Drury is coming off an injury-plagued season that limited him to 24 games. He made the announcement Friday through the...

3 years 2 months ago

Avs sign first round picks

DENVER (AP) - First-round picks Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens have signed three-year deals with the Colorado Avalanche. Landeskog was the second overall selection in the June draft, while Siemens was taken at No. 11. They are both scheduled to participate in the Avalanche's training camp this fall. The 18-year-old...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs sign defenseman

DENVER (AP) (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have bolstered their defense by signing Shane O'Brien to a one-year deal. The team didn't disclose terms of the deal announced Wednesday. O'Brien suited up for Nashville last season, scoring two goals and dishing out seven assists in 80 games. He also played...

3 years 3 months ago

Avalanche sign forwards Galiardi, Rissmiller

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have signed forwards T.J. Galiardi and Patrick Rissmiller to one-year contracts. Financial terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, weren't revealed. The 23-year-old Galiardi played only 35 games last season because of wrist and forearm injuries. He finished with seven goals and eight assists. The...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs Burgundy White game returns to AFA

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Wednesday that the team will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game at Cadet Ice Arena on the grounds of the Air Force Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. This marks the fourth time that the Air Force Academy has hosted...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs sign a pair of players

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have signed defensemen Ryan O'Byrne and Matt Hunwick. O'Byrne, signed to a two-year deal on Thursday, was acquired from Montreal in November and had a career-high10 assists in 64 games with the Avalanche. The 26-year-old was the team leader in hits (168), along with...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs will retire Forsberg's number 21

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg's number before the season opener on Oct. 8 against the Detroit Red Wings. Forsberg's number (21) will join those of Patrick Roy (33), Joe Sakic (19) and Ray Bourque (77) in the rafters at Pepsi Center. The former NHL MVP...

3 years 4 months ago

Avalanche take Landeskog with second pick

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche selected Swedish forward Gabriel Landeskog with the second overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday. The 18-year-old Landeskog has played the last two seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. He had 36 goals and 30 assists in 2010-11. The...

3 years 4 months ago

Avs release next season's schedule

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club today released its schedule for the 2011-12 National Hockey League regular season. The Avalanche will open its 16th season in Denver by hosting the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Pepsi Center. Colorado will play a total of 18 home...

3 years 4 months ago

Avs promote Deadmarsh to assistant coach

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has promoted former Avalanche player Adam Deadmarsh to assistant coach. Deadmarsh, who helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 1996, has spent the last two seasons overseeing video and development. The Avs also brought in Tim Army on Thursday to serve as an assistant...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs sign Hejduk to one-year deal

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Milan Hejduk to a one-year contract through the 2011-12 season. Hejduk completed his 12th season with the Avs last season, scoring 22 goals. The 35-year-old Czech native has scored at least 20 goals in 11 consecutive seasons. The Denver Post reported...

3 years 8 months ago

Duchene day-to-day with hand injury

DENVER (AP) - Avalanche center Matt Duchene is listed as day-to-day with a hand injury. Duchene left Monday's game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center after injuring his hand late in the second period and missed practice Tuesday. Team officials tell The Denver Post that he's questionable for...

3 years 8 months ago

The comeback is over - Forsberg retires

DENVER (AP) - The typically stoic Peter Forsberg was quite emotional as he announced he was stepping away from hockey because of a bothersome right foot that left him vulnerable on the ice. Flanked by his fiancée, Forsberg choked up several times Monday as he pulled the plug on his...

3 years 8 months ago

Forsberg retires after 2 games

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg is retiring from the NHL after playing in just two games during his latest comeback. A chronic foot ailment cut short Forsberg's career. He made a brief return in 2008 and didn't play in the NHL again until this month. He took...

3 years 8 months ago

Avs hopeful O'Reilly will be back soon

DENVER (AP) - Colorado forward Ryan O'Reilly will miss his sixth straight game with a shoulder injury. Avs coach Joe Sacco said after the morning skate that he's "hopeful" O'Reilly will be ready soon, but he won't be available for the game Thursday night against Minnesota. O'Reilly has been out...

3 years 8 months ago

Avs Blues game will be made up February 22

NEW YORK (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues game that was postponed due to severe weather has been rescheduled for Feb. 22. The NHL announced the makeup date on Wednesday. The game originally set for Tuesday night was postponed hours before the scheduled start. Missouri has been...

3 years 8 months ago

Forsberg goes through vigorous workout with Avs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)-After a vigorous workout with the Colorado Avalanche, Peter Forsberg sounded a little less optimistic about his comeback attempt. The Former NHL MVP sat out shifts at practice Wednesday as he fiddled with his right skate on the bench. Forsberg has played sporadically in recent years because...

3 years 8 months ago

Duchene enjoys skating with Forsberg

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - There was a time when Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene would've been awed by his boyhood idol standing in the same vicinity, let alone skating on the same ice. That was so eight years ago, though, when the 20-year-old's room was filled with Peter Forsberg memorabilia....

3 years 9 months ago

Forsberg to return to Avalanche?

DENVER (AP) - Former NHL MVP Peter Forsberg will practice with the Colorado Avalanche to see if he is in shape for a possible return to the team. The Avalanche said Friday the 37-year-old player will join the team during a morning skate Saturday before an afternoon game against...

3 years 9 months ago

Avs lose Fleischmann for the rest of the season

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be without left wing Tomas Fleischmann for the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung. The condition was discovered Thursday after Fleischmann experienced shortness of breath. Team physician Dr. David Mellman says the 26-year-old Fleischmann...

3 years 9 months ago

O'Reilly taken to Minnesota hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Colorado center Ryan O'Reilly was taken off the ice on a stretcher early in the second period Friday night against Minnesota after losing his balance and crashing headfirst into the boards. A team official said O'Reilly had movement in his arms and legs and was...

3 years 10 months ago

Turgeon's daughter killed in auto accident

VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a Colorado woman has died in a crash that has left her passenger from Texas hospitalized in critical condition. Police say 18-year-old Elizabeth Turgeon, of Cherry Hill Village, died in a two-vehicle accident near Vaughn early Thursday. Investigators say Turgeon was...

3 years 10 months ago

Avs trade Hannan to Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The Washington Capitals have added experience to their defense by acquiring Scott Hannan in a trade that sends forward Tomas Fleischmann to the Colorado Avalanche. The 31-year-old Hannan is in his 12th NHL season, mostly with the San Jose Sharks, who drafted him in the first...

3 years 10 months ago

Avs and Bruins swap defensemen

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have swapped defensemen with Boston, sending Colby Cohen to the Bruins for Matt Hunwick. Hunwick, 25, has a goal and two assists in 22 games for the Bruins this season. A seventh-round pick by Boston in 2004, Hunwick has played in 164 games and...

3 years 11 months ago

Liles is NHL's "Second Star of the Week"

NEW YORK (November 22, 2010) -- Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rick Nash, Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Nov. 21. FIRST STAR -- RICK NASH, LW, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Nash...

3 years 11 months ago

Avs swap players with Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenseman Ryan O'Byrne to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Michael Bournival. O'Byrne becomes a restricted free agent this summer and the deal trims $1.4 million from Montreal's payroll. The 6-foot-5 O'Byrne has no points in three games with the Canadiens this season....

3 years 11 months ago

Avs lead the league in injured players

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Colby Cohen skipped practice Wednesday because of a bad cold. And he's one of the healthier players. The Avs have been hit hard this season by a rash of injuries, leading to five players being placed on injured reserve, including top goaltender Craig...

3 years 11 months ago

Liles sets new NHL defenseman record

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - John-Michael Liles of the Colorado Avalanche set an NHL record among defensemen by earning an assist for a ninth straight game to start a season. Liles helped set up Daniel Winnik's second-period goal Tuesday night in Colorado's 4-3 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks on...

3 years 11 months ago

Foote will miss Avs road trip

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche captain Adam Foote will not accompany the team on its two-game trip through Canada. The defenseman has been sidelined since suffering a head injury in the first period against San Jose last Thursday. It wasn't clear how he was hurt. Colorado may have defenseman Scott...

4 years 3 days ago

Avs Foote leaves game early with head injury

DENVER (AP) - Defenseman Adam Foote has left Colorado's game against the San Jose Sharks with a head injury suffered during the first period. The Avalanche say Foote will not return. The 39-year-old team captain played nearly seven minutes in the opening period Thursday night. Foote entered the game needing...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Avs Duchene ready to kick off new season

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene landed a trophy-sized speckled trout over the summer at his favorite fishing hole back home in Canada. It's simply been that kind of year for Duchene, whether the water is frozen or not. The tough, young scorer led all NHL rookies in...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Avs sign Walker to entry-level deal

DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Avalanche have signed right wing Luke Walker to an entry-level contract. The Avalanche didn't disclose the terms of the deal announced Tuesday. Colorado selected the 20-year-old Walker in the fifth round of this year's draft. He scored one goal in two preseason games with Colorado. Walker...

4 years 1 month ago

Avs sign Stewart to 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche remain committed to their youth movement, signing forward Chris Stewart to a two-year deal. The 22-year-old Stewart led the team with 28 goals last season and finished with 64 points. The deal's terms weren't disclosed. Colorado general manager Greg Sherman says the team is...

4 years 3 months ago

Avs sign Yip to 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) - Restricted free agent forward Brandon Yip, who led all rookies in goals per game last season, has signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Yip was recalled by the Avs on Dec. 18 and finished with 11 goals and 19 points in 32 games. He was...

4 years 3 months ago

Avs add 8 in NHL draft

LOS ANGELES - The Colorado Avalanche made eight selections at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft held Friday and Saturday at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Following is a complete list of the Avalanche's selections at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. # Rd Pick Player Pos Team...

4 years 4 months ago

Avs release next season's schedule

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club has released its regular season schedule for the upcoming 2010-11 National Hockey League campaign. The Avalanche will open its 15th season in Denver by hosting the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Pepsi Center. Following the season opener,...

4 years 4 months ago

Avs trade forwards with the Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues have acquired forward T.J. Hensick from the Avalanche, sending forward Julian Talbot to Colorado. The 24-year-old Hensick had a goal and two assists in seven games for Colorado last season and played 58 games for Lake Erie of the AHL with 20...

4 years 5 months ago

Foote signs for one more year

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will bring back Adam Foote for a 19th season after signing their captain to a one-year deal. Foote was an integral part of Colorado's turnaround in 2009-10 as he guided a youthful squad into the playoffs a season after finishing last in the Western...

4 years 6 months ago

Sharks eliminate Avs from playoffs

DENVER (AP) - The San Jose Sharks took the first step toward shedding their label of postseason underachievers. Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the tiebreaking tally midway through the third period, to lift the Sharks to a series-clinching 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in Game...

4 years 6 months ago

Sharks hoping history doesn't repeat

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks find themselves in an all-too-familiar position, trailing in a playoff series after dropping a disappointing series opener at home. Now they need to make sure that the 2-1 loss in Game 1 to the Colorado Avalanche doesn't turn into an even...

4 years 6 months ago

Duchene will play in game 1 in San Jose

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche rookie Matt Duchene says he will be ready for the playoff opener in San Jose despite a torso injury. Duchene skated Tuesday and said afterward he's "excited to get going." The Avalanche face the Sharks on Wednesday. Colorado will be without forward Peter Mueller, who...

4 years 6 months ago

Duchene suffers torso injury

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche rookie Matt Duchene suffered a torso injury Friday night and did not return to the game against Chicago. Duchene was hurt in the first period against the Blackhawks and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Duchene, 19, was the third overall pick...

4 years 6 months ago

Avs fall in OT in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Ryan Whitney scored at 3:50 of overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 victory over the playoff-bound Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night Matt Hendricks tied it at 4 for Colorado with 7:02 left in regulation. After Matt Duchene, Ryan O'Reilly and Marek Svatos scored in...

4 years 6 months ago

Avs beat Canucks to clinch playoff spot

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Rookie Matt Duchene used a strong deke to the forehand to score the only goal of a shootout and put the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs with a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots through overtime and...

4 years 6 months ago

Slumping Avs lose again

DENVER (AP) - Jason Blake had a goal and four assists, Saku Koivu added a goal and three assists and the Anaheim Ducks kept their slim playoff hopes alive while dealing a setback to Colorado's with a 5-2 victory over the Avalanche on Wednesday night. With six games remaining, the...

4 years 7 months ago

Desperate Flames hang on to beat Avs

DENVER (AP) - Rene Bourque scored two goals, Vesa Toskala made 32 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. Eric Nystrom also scored for the Flames, who are in ninth place with 79 points, one...

4 years 7 months ago

Avs Wilson leaves game with head injury

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson has suffered a head injury against the Calgary Flames and will not return to the lineup. Wilson got into a fight with Flames forward Jamal Mayers with 3:23 left in the first period and drew a five-minute major. Wilson, a rookie, missed...

4 years 7 months ago

Avs complete season sweep of Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Peter Mueller scored twice on a three-point game that matched his career best and Paul Stastny netted his fifth goal in three games with two assists, helping the Colorado Avalanche sweep the season series against the St. Louis Blues with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday night....

4 years 7 months ago

Avs come from behind to win in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - Craig Anderson made 48 saves, Paul Stastny scored twice, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat Dallas 5-3 on Sunday, dealing another blow to the Stars' playoff chances. Brandon Segal scored twice in a span of 1 minute and 22 seconds of the second period to give...

4 years 7 months ago

Avs pitch shutout against Panthers

DENVER (AP) - Craig Anderson made 27 saves to move into a tie for the NHL shutout lead with seven, and Paul Stastny scored twice in the Colorado Avalanche's 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Anderson matched New Jersey's Martin Brodeur, Phoenix's Ilya Bryzgalov and Florida's Tomas...

4 years 7 months ago

Former Avalanche player haunts old team

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Wojtek Wolski beat his former Colorado teammates in his Phoenix debut, scoring the go-ahead goal with 22 seconds left in the Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the Avalanche on Thursday night. Wolski joined the Coyotes on Wednesday in one of the seven deals the team pulled off...

4 years 7 months ago

Avs come from behind to beat Ducks in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Matt Duchene scored the go-ahead goal with 11:51 to play, Peter Mueller scored in his Avalanche debut, and Colorado snapped the Anaheim Ducks' 11-game home winning streak with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. Chris Stewart and T.J. Galiardi also scored and Craig Anderson made 31 saves...

4 years 7 months ago

Avs make another deal prior to trade deadline

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes traded five veteran players and stockpiled draft picks in a flurry of deals before the NHL deadline. General manager Jim Rutherford says the Hurricanes dealt defenseman Joe Corvo to the Washington Capitals, forwards Stephane Yelle and prospect Harrison Reed to the Colorado Avalanche...

4 years 7 months ago

Wings edge Avs at Pepsi Center

DENVER (AP) - Nicklas Lidstrom scored a power-play goal with 9:03 left in the third period and lifted the Detroit Red Wings past the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Monday night. Tomas Holmstrom had a goal and two assists, Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 22 saves for...

4 years 8 months ago

Avs beat Coyotes in thriller

DENVER (AP) - Rookie Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the game with 4:16 left, Craig Anderson made 31 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Duchene, the third overall pick in the June draft, redirected Brett Clark's shot...

4 years 8 months ago

Avs pound Blues at Pepsi Center

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Yip scored two goals, Chris Stewart had a goal and two assist and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Monday night. Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, T.J. Galiardi also scored, and Craig Anderson made 32 saves for the Avalanche....

4 years 8 months ago

Avs lose in music city

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Patric Hornqvist had two power-play goals and an assist to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Thursday night. The Predators came into the game seventh in the Western Conference, only four points behind sixth-place Colorado, and they now have earned five of...

4 years 8 months ago

Avs end losing streak

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Yip had two goals, including the go-ahead score, Ryan O'Reilly added a pair of short-handed goals, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night. T.J. Galiardi had four assists, and Craig Anderson made 20 saves...

4 years 8 months ago

Minnesota ends Avs winning streak

DENVER (AP) - Martin Havlat's goal with 4:49 left sent the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 win over Colorado on Thursday night, denying Craig Anderson another shutout and handing the Avalanche their first loss since Jan. 8 at Carolina. Anderson, going for his third shutout in four games, slid to...

4 years 9 months ago

Avs blank Oilers for 4th straight win!

DENVER (AP) - Kyle Cumiskey and Matt Duchene each scored twice and Craig Anderson stopped 24 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche to their fourth straight win in a 6-0 rout of Edmonton on Monday night. The Oilers have dropped eight straight and 15 of 16. It was Colorado's highest offensive...

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