Avalanche fans don’t have Francois Beauchemin to kick around anymore. The Avs Thursday morning announced they have bought out the final year of the veteran defenseman’s contract. Beauchemin had one year left on a three-year, $13.5 million contract. Despite buying out the final year and $4.5 million left on the deal, the Avs will still have to absorb that…

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.