McGinn missed the Avs' last three games after starting the season with three goals and two assists in 10 games. This is perfect timing for Colorado who just lost Alex Tanguay for two weeks because of a knee injury.
Having fallen off the third line, McGinn is getting a chance to show what he can do on the second in the spot that Benn Ferriero has been playing while Marty Havlat recovers from shoulder surgery.
Mcginn not playing on the third line indicates he will either get sent down or scratched to start the season. Last season he scored one goal and six points in 49 games which was a drastic falling off from his 10 goals over 59 games the season before. Don't expect much from the former 36th overall pick.