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Francouz is in concussion protocol and is day-to-day.

Francouz was forced to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Jets after being run over by Mark Scheifele and the Avalanche confirmed that he is in concussion protocol. Head coach Jared Bednar said that Francouz is "feeling pretty good" and maybe "only be out another day or two." With both of their top two netminders out, Adam Werner will start in Edmonton.

Source: Adrian Dater 11/14/19, 2:37 pm EST

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Werner will start Thursday in Edmonton.

Werner stopped all 40 shots that he faces after replacing Pavel Francouz on Tuesday night. It was a ridiculous performance for the 22-year-old, who will be making his first career start on Thursday night. He had a .908 SV% in nine AHL games before coming up, so it's hard to envision him replicating Tuesday's success against Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in Edmonton.

Source: Marc Moser 11/14/19, 6:02 pm EST

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Francouz will start Tuesday in Winnipeg.

Francouz allowed two goals on 41 shots in Colorado's win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Since taking over for the injured Philipp Grubauer, Francouz has won both of his games while stopping 59 of 65 shots (.908 SV%). He will look to keep rolling in Winnipeg against a Jets team that has gone 4-0-1 with 3.00 goals per game in their last five outings.

Source: Ron Knabenbauer 11/12/19, 3:34 pm EST

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Francouz will start Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.

Francouz allowed four goals on 24 shots in Colorado's win over the Predators on Thursday. With Philipp Grubauer still out, Francouz will start for the second straight game. He has allowed at least three goals in three straight starts, allowing a combined 11 goals on 78 shots (.859 SV%). His numbers aren't great but the Blue Jackets are average on the road--going 3-2-2 with 3.00 goals per game in seven games.

Source: Adrian Dater 11/9/19, 5:35 pm EST

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MacKinnon (upper-body) is expected to play on Saturday.

MacKinnon was forced to leave Thursday's game with an upper-body injury but it was deemed "precautionary" so it's not a big surprise that he is expected to play Monday. MacKinnon was tremendous on Thursday night, picking up four points (1G / 3A) and 10 shots in just 14:28 TOI. He is tied for sixth in the NHL in points with 22 (9G / 13A) in 16 games.

Source: Adrian Dater 11/8/19, 3:16 pm EST

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Francouz will start Thursday vs. the Predators.

Francouz allowed three goals on 28 shots in Colorado's loss in Arizona last Saturday. With Philipp Grubauer sidelined, Francouz should get a couple of starts this week, which makes him a worthwhile pickup for owners desperate for goalie starts. He has a .919 SV% in four appearances but the Predators come to town leading the NHL in goal-scoring (4.00 GF/gm).

Source: Adrian Dater 11/7/19, 6:02 pm EST

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The Avalanche have recalled Adam Werner from Colorado (AHL).

Werner has gone 5-4-0 with a 2.88 GAA and .908 SV% in nine AHL games this season. Werner was called-up because something is up with Philipp Grubauer. He was not on the ice for Thursday's morning skate, so look for Werner to backup Pavel Francouz against the Predators.

Source: @Avalanche 11/7/19, 1:00 pm EST

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Grubauer will start Tuesday in Dallas.

Grubauer allowed two goals on 29 shots in Colorado's loss to the Stars last Friday. The Avalanche are struggling without Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog but Grubauer is still keeping them in games. He's lost three of four (1-2-1) while posting a 2.52 GAA and .915 SV% but draws a tough road assignment in Dallas. The Stars have won six of their last seven while scoring 2.86 goals per game.

Source: Mike Chambers 11/5/19, 5:41 pm EST

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Francouz led the Avalanche onto the ice for warmups.

Francouz gave up four goals on 26 shots in Colorado's loss to the Ducks last Saturday. Francouz has played very sparingly early in the season but has played well when called upon--2-1-0 with a 2.63 GAA and .926 SV%. Tonight he faces a Coyotes team that is 7-4-1 while averaging 2.83 goals per game (19th in the NHL).

Source: Adrian Dater 11/2/19, 8:47 pm EST

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