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Ian Cole tallied a goal and an assist in Colorado's 5-2 road win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He finished the game with two points, a plus-2 rating, two shots, one hit and one block.
Cole took a shot from the point and banked it off a New Jersey defender to score his fourth of the season. He has provided four goals and 16 assists so far this season. It doesn't sound like much, but Cole is an instrumental piece of the Avs defensive corps. He doesn't provide a lot of stats for fantasy purposes but is effective in the rear guard and his plus-24 rating speaks to the intangibles he provides.
Ian Cole notched a goal and an assist in Colorado's 4-1 road victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. He finished the game with two points, a plus-3 rating, five shots, two hits and two blocks.
Cole took a slap shot from the left point after the Avalanche had extended time in Chicago's zone. It didn't appear to be screened but looked like Corey Crawford committed a bit early and dropped into the butterfly too soon only to see the puck whiz over his shoulder into the top corner. Cole is up to two goals and 14 points this year and doesn't provide much fantasy value.
Ian Cole was placed on IR Tuesday by the Penguins after taking a puck to the teeth last Saturday.
Cole will need at least a week to recover from his nasty mouth injury. Cole lost multiple teeth in Saturdays win against the Predators. Chris Summers was recalled to take his spot and will stay until Cole returns.
Ian Cole took a puck to the mouth and lost multiple teeth in Saturdays game.
Cole is out indefinitely and will be replaced by Chad Ruhwedel. He had a career high in points last season, but has recorded zero through three games so far this year.
Cole has kept up his level of play and it is reflecting not just in ice-time but points as well. He took a shortside shot that deflected in off of Evgeni Malkin fighting for position at the top of the crease.
Cole has 3 assists in the last 4 contests, and 5 in the playoffs.