NEW YORK – Greetings from the Big Apple, where the Colorado Avalanche will open another season tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Based on the line combinations I’m seeing this morning, these look to be what they’ll be against the New York Rangers.

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That means Carl Soderberg is a healthy scratch. Pretty surprising, given that he’s a $4.75 million player, with three years left on his contract.

The defensive combinations appear to be less certain, and so I’ll update those in a bit.

One note: the Avs will know at noon today whether anyone took Joe Colborne off the waiver wire. If not, the Avs could send him to San Antonio. Or they could keep him around still as a spare forward. More later.

 

Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater is a staff writer with BSNDenver. He started his journalism career way, way back in 1988 as a proofreader with the Concord Monitor as a kid out of college (Keene State College), and has wended its way since with a 25-year stop at The Denver Post, 20 of which were spent as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche, from its inception in 1995. Adrian has also worked as a primary hockey writer with Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, Versus.com and Bleacher Report. He is the author of seven sports books, including the best-selling “Blood Feud: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings, The Inside Story of Pro Sports’ Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era” and “100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”, which was published in October, 2016.

  • WorkingMan

    So how long do you think it lasts before Jost earns himself more minutes? And how is likely to struggle and get replaced by him? You have to love the youth movement right now. That’s a young group of players.