Andrighetto (lower-body) could make his season debut on Thursday.
Compher (head) will not play on Thursday but is “making progress.”
Grubauer will start Thursday against the Devils.
Grubauer allowed four goals on 34 shots in Colorado’s loss in Columbus on October 9th. With Semyon Varlamov playing great, Grubauer has been limited to one start in the first two and a half weeks of the season. Tonight he takes on a Devils team that has started the season 4-0-0 while averaging the third most goals per game (4.25) in the NHL.
Compher is out indefinitely with a head injury.
There’s no word on when Compher suffered the injury, but the young forward is expected to miss some time. With Compher out, Tyson Jost should move into Colorado’s top-6 for the foreseeable future.
Varlamov will start Tuesday in New York.
Varlamov allowed three goals on 41 shots in Colorado’s 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary on Saturday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Varlamov, who now has a 1.75 GAA and .946 SV% through four starts. The veteran netminder has been great so far this season and can be trusted against a Rangers team that is averaging just 2.40 goals for per game so far.
The Avalanche have claimed Marko Dano off of waivers from the Jets.
Dano was a first round pick (No.27 overall) in 2013 but had just two goals and one assist in 23 games with the Jets last season. A deep lineup in Winnipeg forced Dano to play a third or fourth line role, but he could get a bigger chance with the Avalanche, who are devoid of middle-6 wingers.
Varlamov will start Saturday vs. the Flames.
Varlamov allowed one goal on 31 shots in Colorado’s win in Buffalo on Thursday. Varlamov has won each of his first three starts, stopping 85 of the 89 shots (.955 SV%) that he has faced. Varlamov has a tough matchup with the Flames in town, but catches a break with David Rittich getting the call for Calgary.
The Avalanche reassigned Sheldon Dries to Colorado (AHL).
Dries did not record a point in three games with the Avalanche. He returns to the AHL, where he had 30 points (19G / 11A) in 70 games with the Texas Stars last season.
Varlamov will start Thursday in Buffalo.
Varlamov allowed two goals on 37 shots in Colorado’s win over the Flyers on Saturday. Varlamov has won his first two starts, stopping 55 of 58 shots (.948 SV%) against the Wild and Flyers. He draws a healthy matchup tonight in Buffalo—the Sabres are averaging just 2.33 goals for through three games so far.
Dries will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Dries has averaged just 6:19 TOI/GM in the first three games of the season, but will be a healthy scratch tomorrow. Vladislav Kamenev will replace him vs. the Sabres.
Kamenev is expected to draw into Colorado’s lineup on Thursday.
It will be Kamenev’s fourth appearance with the Avalanche after being acquired from the Predators last season. The 22-year-old had one assist in two games with Colorado (AHL) before he was called up last week.
Landeskog (lower-body) will be in Colorado’s lineup on Tuesday.
Landeskog missed Monday’s practice but was on the ice for Tuesday’s morning skate and will play tonight in Columbus. Landeskog has one goal, one assist, a plus-3 rating and two shots on goal in the first two games of the season.
The Avalanche recalled Vladislav Kamenev from Colorado (AHL).
Kamenev did not make the Avalanche out of training camp and headed to the Eagles (AHL) to start the season. The 22-year-old had one assist in two games but has been recalled with Gabriel Landeskog banged up.
Landeskog is questionable for Tuesday with a lower-body injury.
Landeskog did not practice on Monday and is questionable to play tomorrow in Columbus. The Avalanche are hopeful that he will be available, but Matt Calvert skated on the Avalanche top line with Landeskog unavailable.
Source: AJ Haefele 10/8/18, 2:51 pm EST
Grubauer will start Tuesday in Columbus.
Over the last three seasons with the Capitals, Grubauer had a 2.25 GAA and .923 SV% in 63 starts and 18 relief appearances as Braden Holtby’s backup. This summer he was dealt to the Avalanche, where he’s expected to split time with Semyon Varlamov. The Avalanche have won their first two games of the season, but have not been the same team on the road.
Source: @Avalanche 10/9/18, 11:03 am EST
Barberio will draw into the Avalanche lineup on Saturday.
Nemeth (upper-body) will not play on Saturday.
Grubauer will start next Tuesday in Columbus.
Source: AJ Haefele 10/5/18, 3:16 pm EST
Varlamov will start start Saturday against the Flyers.
Source: AJ Haefele 10/5/18, 3:15 pm EST
The Avalanche re-assigned Toninato to Colorado (AHL).
The move opens up a roster spot for forward Sheldon Dries. Toninato had two points in 37 games for the Avalanche last season.