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  • Former Avs star accused of driving truck into a Tim Horton's in Canada

    Less than two weeks after signing the richest free-agent contract in franchise history, Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly was arrested last week and charged with driving a motor vehicle while ability impaired and leaving the scene of an accident after his pickup truck reportedly rammed into a Tim Horton's in Lucan, Ontario, the Buffalo...

  • Sabres make ex-Avalanche Ryan O'Reilly highest-paid player with 7-year deal

    The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while a person familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of...

  • Avalanche reach deals with Beauchemin, Comeau

    DENVER — More leadership for the Colorado Avalanche? Check. Added toughness? A big check — especially in regard to the hard-hitting variety. General manager Joe Sakic wanted to bulk up his team in experience and tenacity on the opening day of free agency. That's why he targeted big-hitting defenseman Francois Beauchemin and versatile forward...

  • Bruins select Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo in NHL draft

    Every boys' hockey player dreams of getting drafted by an NHL team, playing in his first game and raising the Stanley Cup over his head. Check one off that list for Colorado Springs defenseman Brandon Carlo, who was chosen with the seventh pick of the second round (37th overall) of the NHL draft by the Boston Bruins on Saturday morning. The...

  • Avs make second-round trade, select A.J. Greer, Nicolas Meloche

    The Avalanche traded down in the NHL draft Saturday morning, sending the first selection of the second round (31st overall) to the San Jose Sharks for the 39th pick and a second-rounder in 2016 and a sixth-rounder in 2017. The future picks were previously owned by Colorado, and used to acquire defenseman Brad Stuart from the Sharks last...

  • Colorado trades O'Reilly to Buffalo, grabs Mikko Rantanen with 10th pick

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after...

  • Nerves, excitement build for area native Brandon Carlo as NHL draft nears

    The nerves may bubble to the surface, even though Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo insists he will enjoy the build-up to the 2015 NHL draft. "The excitement outweighs the nerves right now," the Tri-City Americans defensive defenseman said. "It will be a relief because I will finally know. But I have done my best to take a step back and...

  • Sakic says he still wants to sign O'Reilly

    DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it's still his desire to sign Ryan O'Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he's not out to trade his star center. He praised O'Reilly, saying: "I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He's...

  • Avalanche to use San Antonio as top minor league team

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche will use San Antonio as their top minor league team beginning next season. General manager Joe Sakic announced Friday that Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate will switch from the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland to the San Antonio Rampage. The Monsters have been Colorado's AHL partner since 2007-08....

  • Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 5-12)

    Every Sunday night, I'll recap the week in Denver sports on this blog — with a collection of my columns and blogs from the week that was. Time flies. Hopefully this weekly overview allows for some handy, one-stop shopping for news: Rockies: The positives(!) for the 2015 season Broncos: Aqib Talib is failing the Broncos, and you...

  • Avs miss playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons

    DENVER — Patrick Roy's beard, spotted with copious amounts of gray, is in full playoff mode. That's unlike his team as the Colorado Avalanche missed the postseason for a fourth time in five seasons. A year ago, the Avs were the buzz of the NHL with a young, fast squad and one of the top goaltenders in the league. They tied a franchise...

  • Iginla leads Colorado past Chicago in final game of season for Avs

    DENVER — Jarome Iginla's second power-play goal with 32.9 seconds left lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Semyon Varlamov had 28 saves and Cody McLeod also scored for Colorado, which won four of its last five despite being eliminated from the postseason a week ago. The...

  • Avs win 1-0 in shootout; Jets still clinch playoff berth

      DENVER — Even after a hard loss, there were hugs and handshakes all around the Winnipeg locker room. Sure, the Jets would've preferred to earn a playoff spot without any assistance Thursday night. But hey, they're in, and really that's all that matters. For the first time in eight seasons, no less. "Finally, we did it,"...

  • Hishon lifts Avalanche to win over struggling Predators

      DENVER — Joey Hishon broke a third-period tie with his first NHL goal, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat Nashville 3-2 on Tuesday night to send the Predators to their fourth straight loss. Calle Jarnkrok and Ryan Ellis had scored for the Predators, who remain a point behind St. Louis for the Central...

  • Sharks beat Avalanche to boost slim playoff hopes

      SAN JOSE, Calif. — Scott Hannan and Chris Tierney scored goals to help the San Jose Sharks keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Patrick Marleau also scored and Logan Couture and John Scott added empty-net goals for the Sharks, who have won 13 straight regular-season...

  • Duchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres

    DENVER — Playoffs or not, the Colorado Avalanche are trying to finish the season strong. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Avalanche kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. John Mitchell scored for the second straight game, and Marc-Andre...

  • Avalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O'Reilly added two assists as Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak. John Mitchell added a late...

  • Derek Roy gets tiebreaking goal as Oilers beat Avalanche

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Derek Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Edmonton Oilers recovered after giving up a three-goal lead and held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night. Martin Marincin, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall all scored in the first 9:36 of the game for the Oilers, who have won...

  • Perry's goal wins it for Ducks in OT over Avalanche

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime on Friday night to sweep their three-game homestand. Perry corralled the puck after Sami Vatanen knocked it out of the Ducks' zone and raced down the ice before sending it past Semyon Varlamov 1:25 into the extra period,...

  • Iginla's 23rd goal helps Avalanche top Coyotes

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Freddi Hamilton added his first NHL goal, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche,...

  • Varlamov helps Avalanche beat Flames

      DENVER — Alex Tanguay and Ryan O'Reilly scored 1:47 apart in the second period, Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night. John Mitchell added another goal for the Avalanche, who went 2-1 on a three-game homestand to remain in the playoff chase. They have a few days...

  • Varlamov leads Avalanche to shootout win over Devils

    DENVER — Semyon Varlamov stretched for pucks, dived, pushed off on his skate, had players land on top of him and even did the splits a couple of times. So, yep, that tweaked groin really is just fine. Jarome Iginla scored in the second period and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Colorado Avalanche...

  • McNabb, Quick lift Kings to win over Avalanche

    DENVER — Brayden McNabb had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots and the Los Angeles Kings beat Colorado 5-2 on Tuesday night to end the Avalanche's three-game win streak. Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Jake Muzzin also scored as the reigning Stanley Cup champions crept closer to playoff contention with 16...

  • Varlamov stays hot, Avs finally solve Wild

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — One week after charging the undersized Mikael Granlund and fighting Charlie Coyle with only seconds left in a game, Colorado's Cody McLeod knew he was in for a hostile reception in Minnesota. So the Avalanche enforcer, who was fined for his actions in that last game against the Wild, defused the situation by dropping his...

  • There's no love lost between Avalanche, Wild

    There are some rivalries that almost seem manufactured to live up to the hype. That’s definitely not the case when it comes to the Wild and Colorado Avalanche, the two NHL Northwest Division leftovers in the Central Division. These combatants, who will face off for a fifth and final time this season Sunday at Xcel Energy Center, genuinely...

  • Early goals, Varlamov's 44 saves lift Avs past Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jarome Iginla, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene scored in the first 10 minutes, and Semyon Varlamov made 44 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. The shutout was Varlamov's fifth of the season and the 18th of his NHL career. Three have come against the Blue...

  • Nathan MacKinnon will miss rest of Avs' season after injury

    Second-year winger Nathan MacKinnon has suffered a broken foot and will be out of action six to eight weeks, the Avalanche announced on Friday. That means he will miss the rest of the regular season. Colorado has 18 games remaining, including at Columbus Saturday and Minnesota Sunday, and the regular season ends on April 11 against Chicago at...

  • Landeskog leads Avs to win over Penguins

    DENVER — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday night to halt the Penguins' four-game winning streak. Jarome Iginla scored 13 seconds into the second period and Nathan MacKinnon, wearing a shield to protect his broken nose, added a goal with his...

  • Avalanche captain Landeskog, forward McLeod fined by NHL

    NEW YORK — Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod were fined by the league for their actions in the waning seconds of a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Landeskog was fined $5,000 for a punch he threw at Wild forward Mikko Koivu as both players headed to their benches with 3.3 seconds remaining. Landeskog was...

  • Avs get forward, draft pick after trading away Maxime Talbot, Paul Carey

    BOSTON — The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trading deadline, a few hours after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight. Boston sent forward Jordan Caron and the Bruins' sixth-round pick...

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