Barrie will not play tonight vs. the Red Wings, but coach Patrick Roy said he expects to have Barrie back for Saturday’s game in Minnesota. With Barrie out, Stefan Elliott will slide into the lineup and replace Barrie in all situations, including the top-pair and power-play.
Barrie will play on the wing with Max Talbot and Cody McLeod again Friday.
Barrie played 19:03 with one assist, two shots and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's game. With the injury to John Mitchell it allowed Patrick Roy to move his offensive defenseman up to the third line. Barrie has two goals and six assists in his last 12 games.
The Avalanche have recalled Tyson Barrie from Lake Erie (AHL).
Barrie was recalled because Ryan Wilson (back) was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to November 6. Barrie had three points (all assists) in five games with Lake Erie after being sent down earlier this month.
The Avalanche have reassigned Tyson Barrie to the AHL.
Patrick Roy was not impressed with Barrie's start to the season and had him as a healthy scratch for eight of the Avs' last nine games. He will head to Lake Erie (AHL) where he will likely see a ton of ice-time which will help him develop a lot better than sitting on a nightly basis.