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Nathan Mackinnon was spotted at practice without a non-contact jersey. The Avalanche will not practice on Tuesday as they will heading out on a five-game road trip that kicks off in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: Great news for the Avalanche and fantasy managers alike. Mackinnon has been out since November 6th due to a lower-body injury. This will no doubt bolster lineups and managers will need production from their first round pick as he has only come up with a goal and nine assists since the beginning of the season. Make sure to activate him.

Category: Injury Updates


Cale Makar tallied three assists in the Avalanche's 6-2 win over Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: Makar is now up to 20 points in 16 games this season. Makar is on fire right now, with 10 points in his last five games and should be starting in all lineups.

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Devon Toews tallied two assists in Colorado's 6-2 win over Nashville. He also logged two SOG, one hit, and one block in 26 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Toews two assists tonight leave him at 10 points for the season. He is on a nice four game point streak and is worth a roster spot on your fantasy team.

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Gabriel Landeskog tallied assists 13 and 14 of the season in a 6-2 route over Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: Landeskog has stepped up in the absence of Nathan Mackinnon. He has six points in his last 5 games and has at least point in five straight games. He is worth a spot in your lineup right now.

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Mikko Rantanen tallied three goals and one assist in Colorado's 6-2 win over the Predators. He logged six SOG, two hits, and had a +3 rating in 18 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Rantanen now has 10 goals and eight assists in 15 games this season. He has been on fire lately, with seven points in his last five games.

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NIcolas Aube-Kubel buried the game winning goal for the Avs as they defeated the Anaheim Ducks in Colorado. He finished the game with one point, a plus-1 rating, one shot and one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.

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Alex Newhook scored a goal in Colorado's 5-2 win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. He had a goal, a plus-1 rating, and one shot.

Fantasy Impact: Newhook was doing his job in front of the net and deflected a nice slap shot that Devon Toews unleashed from the back end. It got over John Gibson's shoulder and gave the Avs the lead. Since being called up, Newhook has played six games and amassed three goals, two assists, a plus-1 rating, three hits and three blocks.

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Kadri on 10-game point streak

Wed, Nov 24th 11:57pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

Nazem Kadri scored a goal in Colorado's 5-2 win over the Ducks on Wednesday night. He tallied a goal, an assist, a plus-1 rating and four shots.

Fantasy Impact: Kadri was planted next to the net during the powerplay. Rantanen was circling through the zone, saw him with his stick ready and hit him with a crisp pass that was re-directed in. He hasn't been held off the score sheet since Oct 26th against the Golden Knights. He's produced seven goals and 18 assists so far this season. He's a must-start right now.

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Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper will start net net Wednesday night when the Avalanche face off against the Anaheim Ducks. (Source: Peter Baugh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kuemper will look to get his tenth win in 14 starts this season for the Avalanche on Wednesday night. Kuemper faces a Ducks offense averaging 3.32 goals per game on Wednesday night.


Valeri Nichushkin contributed across the board in Colorado's 7-5 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators. He had a goal, an assist, a plus-4 rating, two PIM, two shot, one hit and one block.

Fantasy Impact: His goal came on a gritty play by the second line and Burakovsky, Kadri and Nichushkin were harassing the front of the net. The puck went through the crease and ended up on his stick and was in for his third of the season. If you ever need streaming help he's a good option.

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Andre Burakovsky hung three assists on the Ottawa Senators in Colorado's 7-5 victory on Monday. He finished the game with three points, a plus-3 rating, three shots, one hit and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Two out of his three assists were secondary but his primary helper came on the power play where it was a nice give and go between him and MIkko Rantanen. The points bring him up to six goals and seven assists in 2021.

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Eric Johnson found the back of the net on Friday as the Avalanche defeated the Seattle Kraken 7-3. He finished the game with a goal, an even-rating, two shots, two hits and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Colorado's most seasoned player, who was acquired in 2011 in a big trade with St. Louis, fired a tidy wrist shot past former team mate Phillip Grubauer who was getting lit up on the evening. It's Johnson's second goal of the season and managers shouldn't look to him for fantasy much production.

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Byram still on the shelf

Fri, Nov 19th 5:17pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

Bowen Byram will miss Friday's game vs. the Seattle Kraken due to him being in the concussion protocol. He is considered day-to-day until he feels ready to take the ice again.

Fantasy Impact: Byram hasn't played since Nov 11th after being elbowed in the face by Vancouver's Bo Horvat. He's not taking an IR designation either so unless fantasy managers have an IR+ option, they'll have to hold him on their bench.

Category: Injury Updates


Compher sidelined for one month

Mon, Nov 15th 6:51pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

According to @Peter_Baugh J.T. Compher is expected to be out approximately one month due to the injury he sustained in Saturday's 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Fantasy Impact: The injury mill in Colorado just churned out another one. Compher was stepping up for an injured Nathan Mackinnon on the first line but that plan has been dashed in short order. Look for Nazem Kadri to get some looks on the top line and Alex Newhook should step into a role as 2C.

Category: Injury Updates


Samuel Girard delivered a goal and three assists in Colorado's 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. He tallied four points, a plus-2 rating, two PIM's, five shots and one block through 20:19 worth of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Maybe Girard heard the trade rumblings going around but there's no doubt that this performance will make Joe Sakic think again. He has accumulated seven points in his last three games and with the Avalanche walking wounded, they need help from wherever they can get it. He's sitting on one goal and eight assists this season and hasn't really helped in the blocks or hits department unfortunately.

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Johansson allowed five goals on 37 shots against Columbus.

Fantasy Impact: Backing up Darcy Kuemper, Johansson has gotten off to a rocky start in 2021, allowing eight goals with an .892 save percentage in his first two games.

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Logan O'Connor opened up the scoring early in the second period in Colorado's loss to Columbus.

Fantasy Impact: O'Connor has seen increased playing time due to the rash of Avalanche injuries. This was his first goal on the season.

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Philipp Grubauer has a fantastic 2021 season and was a big reason why the Avalanche finished at the top of the league. He definitely saw more than anticipated ice time as the Avs backup goalie situation this season wasn't the best with Pavel Fancouz on LT-IR, Hunter Miska struggling, and making two trades for Jonas Johansson and Devin Dubnyk. Despite that we racked up 30 wins (one behind Andrei Vasilevskiy), seven shut-outs (tied with Semyon Varlamov), a .922 save percentage (top 8 for goalies with more than 20 starts), and a 1.95 GAA which was second best in the league behind Carolina's Alex Nedeljkovic. Look for him to be drafted as one of the top 5 goalies in 2022.

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.


Conor Timmins registered two assists in Colorado's 4-3 victory over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Saturday. He finished the game with two points, and a plus-3 rating.

Fantasy Impact: Timmins first assist was an excellent pass right onto the tape of Nathan Mackinnon who was planted on the doorstep. He could of had his eyes closed and redirected the pass in the net it was so crisp. His second was the secondary assist on Mikko Rantanen's game winner. Through 26 games with the Avalanche, the 32nd overall pick in 2017 has three assists, a plus-1 rating and six PIM. He's still young and developing but seeing more ice time.

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Patrik Nemeth found the back of the net in Colorado's 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. He finished the game with a goal, a plus-1 rating and four shots.

Fantasy Impact: This is Nemeth's first goal since re-joining Colorado from Detroit. He doesn't carry much fantasy value unless you need to stream players for plus/minus, hits and blocks upside. He has one point, and a plus three rating with the Avalanche this year.

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