Rantanen's status in question after catching a rut

Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen was forced to leave Monday's game against the St. Louis Blue in the second period with an apparent ankle injury.
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Avalanche sign first-round pick Bowen Byram to entry-level deal

Bowen Byram has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Colorado Avalanche after being drafted fourth overall by the team last month.
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Avalanche to 'be more aggressive' in free agency: who may they target?

You can't describe the Colorado Avalanche as anything more than a success story this season. In his year end press conference GM Joe Sakic said the team planned to be more aggressive in free agency if the right players become available, so who could those be?
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Sakic has Avalanche trending up after two straight playoff seasons

Sakic and the Avalanche took a little time for reflection following a Game 7 loss to San Jose in the second round. That page has been turned.
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Mikko Rantanen wins it in overtime to give Colorado a 3-1 series lead!
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Brendan McNicholas on Twitter

“MacKinnon is the first @Avalanche player to score 30+ goals in back-to back seasons since Joe Sakic scored 30 or more in three straight campaigns from 2003-04 to 2006-07 https://t.co/mwnfVWAsMc”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Cale Makar is feeling good about his pending new life in the NHL with the Avs https://t.co/u5cfOacH8W”
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Adrian Dater With Prospect Cale Makar

“I spent time with Avs blue-chip prospect Cale Makar yesterday, and here's what I wrote https://t.co/u5cfOacH8W”
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The Latest On The 'Lanche With Adrian Dater

“My story from Brooklyn, where the dropped to 1-10 in OT. Some heated comments from Landeskog https://t.co/8s2ljnzPOs”
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Great Article By Adrian Dater About A Wounded Military Veteran

“I interviewed Aaron Allen, a Marine who was badly injured by an RPG in Afghanistan, and how he truly believes the Avalanche helped him get through that and other tough battles he's facing https://t.co/2NG37u3klB”
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It's All Okay With MacK

“Inside the Avs’ Locker Room: MacKinnon and Bednar say it’s all good - https://t.co/wn1ZCMfYFC”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Inside the Avs’ Locker Room: Tale of two rooms - https://t.co/gGD3BR6lX8”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Avalanche shut out Red Wings 2-0 in Detroit @BSNDenver. Takeaways, grades and postgame podcast all coming tonight”
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Avalanche Swag

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The Great Outdoors

“I talked with NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly today whether another outdoor game is coming to Colorado again and he told me this https://t.co/hbzgnsAaAN”
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Colorado's High Rollers At It Again

The Colorado Avalanche won the battle between two of the best forward lines in the NHL when Mikko Rantanen (one goal, two assists), Nathan MacKinnon (one goal, one assist) and Gabriel Landeskog (one goal) fueled a 6-3 comeback win against the Boston Bruins at Pepsi Center on Wednesday.
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No Hart. What's In The Box, With Nathan MacKinnon

Hart Trophy runner-up Nathan MacKinnon reluctantly takes two cracks at Paul Bissonnette's 'What's in the Box' challenge
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Rantanen Takes Back Scoring Lead In Edmonton

EDMONTON -- Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist to take over the NHL scoring lead, and the Colorado Avalanche ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Sunday.
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Avs lose again, 0-4-1 in last five games. Look out of sync, no consistency. Something needs to change”
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Heads-Up For Avs Fans

“Introducing the newest @BSNDenver Avs shirt - the “Three-Headed Monster” in honor of MacK, Landy and Mikko. Order here before they’re gone https://t.co/TELfAT4tFM”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Goal Barberio, 1-0 Avs”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Goal Barberio, 1-0 Avs”
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Bad News For Avs' Fans

“Another key young player for Avs out with suspected concussion - https://t.co/GrTKMHmUUV”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Duchene scores to make it 2-0 Avs, who are playing like they have NyQuil in their water bottles”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Absolutely no reaction whatsoever when Duchene first took ice”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Morning skate notebook: Tight-knit Avalanche “cruising along” - https://t.co/VdZl2PHbIq”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“As William Nylander continues to wait, should the Avalanche make a play for the talented forward? - https://t.co/18A9J9oKle”
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You're Making Me Hungry, Dater!!

“Now that’s a cheese steak”
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Greg Wyshynski on Twitter

“I love a good redemption story. How Nathan MacKinnon went from rookie of the year to basically forgotten to one of the greatest offensive forces in the NHL. https://t.co/8A2XDCn6kn #NHL @Avalanche
#NHL
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Line changes: Jost denoted off second line, replaced by Andrighetto. Dano in, skating with Jost and Bourque @BSNDenver
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Hot start continues for Avalanche in 3-1 win over Hurricanes - https://t.co/AFNRFIKwsQ”
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Kyle Keefe on Twitter

“Fun Fact
@Avalanche defenseman is an unbelievable Opera singer!
You know why and how he started?
He and his brother were watching the movie Step Brothers and thought it was funny. Sam tried it and his brother said “Wow, you’re good!”
More good stuff on the podcast. @RadioMoser
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Svendid Goal For Avs

Sven Andrighetto is all alone at the side of the net and is credited with a goal after Keith Kinkaid appeared to make a fantastic glove save
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Must be a late-arriving crowd here in Jersey to see unbeaten Devils. Puck drops in 10”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Avalanche Weekly Breakdown: What to watch for the rest of this road trip - https://t.co/1DTiS3LTJs”
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Adrian Dater Update

“Rangers take 1-0 lead on PPG, after yet another failed Matt Calvert clearout and soft perimeter D as a unit”
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Av's Look To Sweep Through The Garden

The Colorado Avalanche faces off against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday in the first of four games the team will play away from Denver this week. Colorado is 3-1-1 through the first five games of the season and is 1-1-0 on the road.Since 1995-96, the Avalanche is 20-13-1 all-time against the Rangers, which includes an 11-6-1 mark at MSG. The matchup will be the first of two meetings between the teams, as the Rangers will come to Colorado on Jan. 4.
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Avalanche Freeze Buffalo In Their Hooves

Nathan MacKinnon found the back of the net twice and Mikko Rantanen recorded three assists to lead the Avalanche to a 6-1 victory
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Adrian Dater Piece On Colin Wilson.

“Why Colin Wilson is a bust no longer - https://t.co/844yfoLku2”
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Adrian Dater on Twitter

“Avs up 6-1 with time running out here in Buffalo”
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Adrian Dater on McKinnon's Contract.

“IJn the next five years, Jack Eichel will make $50 million on his contract. In the next five years, Nathan MacKinnon will make $31.5 million. Can't help but wonder how much that ticks No. 29 off.”
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Avalanche vs Sabres Tonight.

The Colorado Avalanche faces the Buffalo Sabres this evening in the last contest of its first road trip of the season, and the team will only make minor adjustments to its lineup.Forward Vladislav Kamenev will make his season debut for the Avs and will likely skate on a line with Matt Calvert and J.T. Compher.Patrik Nemeth also returns to the Avalanche's lineup after missing the last two games with a minor upper-body injury. He is expected to be paired on defense with Nikita Zadorov.
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Grubauer Shuts The Door

Philipp Grubauer stretches out his right pad to deny Markus Nutivaara, then stones Ryan Murray with his left pad
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Barberio runs over Varlamov and leaves his own net wide open on a called off icing

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BSNAvalanche on Twitter

“Going live on the @BSNDenver account as @AJHaefele and @adater breakdown the Avalanche roster decisions”
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