The Avalanche have sent Gabriel Bourque to San Antonio (AHL).
Bourque had one shot on goal in 13:21 TOI on Thursday. He has not picked up a point in six games with the Avalanche this season—he returns to San Antonio, where he has two goals and three assists (five points) in 11 games.
Varlamov allowed three goals on 37 shots in Colorado’s loss to the Blue Jackets on Thursday. Varlamov has lost three of his last four starts while posting a 3.30 GAA and .908 SV%. Tonight Varlamov will face the Stars for third time this season—he is 1-1-0 with a 4.03 GAA and .840 SV% in the previous two meetings.
Varlamov will start Thursday vs. the Blue Jackets.
Varlamov allowed five goals on 40 shots in Colorado’s loss to the Oilers on November 23rd. Calvin Pickard started the last two games, but Varlamov will go tonight vs. the Blue Jackets. The 28-year-old has struggled for the better part of 2016-17, but he stopped 40 of 42 shots in an OT win in his first start vs. the Blue Jackets.
Pickard allowed two goals on 31 shots in Colorado’s loss to the Canucks on Saturday. Despite the loss, it was a strong outing for Pickard, so he will start his second straight game tonight vs. Nashville. Pickard has made three starts on home-ice this season, going 1-1-1 with a 1.96 GAA and .932 SV% at the Pepsi Center.
Pickard gave up two goals on 43 shots in Colorado’s win in Minnesota last Saturday. Semyon Varlamov started the last two games, but he is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, so Pickard will go tonight vs. the Canucks. Pickard has gone 4-1-0 with a 2.07 GAA and .931 SV% in five starts and one relief appearance this season.
Colborne will be back in the Avalanche lineup on Wednesday.
Colborne was a healthy scratch on Monday, but will return to the lineup tonight vs. Edmonton. Colborne will replace Mikhail Grigorenko and skate on the fourth line. He has three goals and one assist in 17 games this season.
Varlamov allowed two goals on 42 shots in Colorado’s overtime win in Columbus on Monday. Varlamov has won three of his last five starts while posting a 1.79 GAA and .944 SV%. Tonight Varlamov will take on the Oilers on home-ice, where he has gone 3-3-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .917 SV%.
Varlamov allowed three goals on 22 shots in Colorado’s loss in Dallas on Thursday. Calvin Pickard started on Saturday, but they’ll go back to Varlamov tonight in Columbus. Varlamov has gone 1-5-0 with a 3.54 GAA and .884 SV% in six starts on the road this season.
Duchene (concussion) will return to the Avalanche lineup on Monday.
Duchene has missed the last four games with concussion-like symptoms, but will return to the lineup tonight in Columbus. Duchene, who will skate on a line with Carl Soderbergh and Andreas Martinsen, has 11 points (6G / 5A) in 13 games this season.