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Zadorov will draw into the Avalanche lineup on Saturday.

Zadorov was a healthy scratch in the Avs’ opening night win in New York, but will draw into the lineup in New Jersey tomorrow. Zadorov, who stands at 6-foot-5, 230 lbs. has great shutdown ability and posted 10 assists in 56 games with Colorado last season. He is expected to replace Andrei Mironov on the back-end.

Source: Mike Chambers 10/6/17, 12:23 pm EST

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Zadorov will be a healthy scratch for the Avalanche season opener.

Zadorov, who was key piece in the Ryan O’Reilly trade to Buffalo, has struggled to find his way in Colorado. The 6-foot-5, 230 lbs. defenseman has the tools to be successful but has yet to put it all together. Still just 22-years-old, Zadorov will sit because the Avalanche claimed Patrik Nemeth off of waivers on Tuesday and he will play with Tyson Barrie.

Source: Mike Chambers 10/5/17, 8:25 am EST

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Zadorov will miss the rest of the regular season with an ankle injury.

Zadorov was hurt during Monday’s practice when he got tangled up with forward Mikko Rantanen. Zadorov took some nice strides in his second season in Colorado. He was playing more than he ever has in his young career, averaging over 19 minutes per night and totalled 10 assists in 56 games. Cody Goloubef will replace him in the lineup on Tuesday.

Source: @Avalanche 02/21/17, 5:27 am EST

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The Avalanche have assigned Nikita Zadorov to San Antonio (AHL).

Zadorov served as a healthy scratch in three of the last four games. He was a minus-3 in just 10:36 on Thursday and and is a minus-5 on the season. Zadorov was a key piece in the Ryan O’Reilly trade, but is viewed as a bit of a project. He has an extremely projectable frame and a nasty side to his game, but he hasn’t fully developed into an everyday NHL defenseman yet. The AHL will allow him more ice time and freedom to grow.

Source: @Avalanche 11/7/15, 9:53 am EST

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