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EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Well, here is the 31-man traveling Avalanche playoff roster to Edmonton, just announced:

The players who didn’t make the cut were Jacob MacDonald, Adam Werner and, in a minor surprise, Vladislav Kamenev. Obviously, Kam just didn’t impress Jared Bednar enough to get one of the plane tickets to Edmonton.  Too bad for the kid, as that’s an obvious setback in his career. Guy like Logan O’Connor and T.J. Tynan just outworked him.

Bo Byram – good to see him on the Avalanche playoff roster, along with Conor Timmins. Those are two pretty nice young D-men that Bednar can call on in a pinch. Nice to see Shane Bowers make it too, despite missing some of camp.

Michael Hutchinson is your third goalie.

I think we’re gonna see either a Byram or a Timmins – or maybe both – in the exhibition game against Minnesota on Tuesday. And, I hope we see somebody like Cale Makar try to play this game before being thrown into the fire Aug. 2 against the Blues.

We’ll see.

I also think we’ll see Grubauer and Francouz split that game against the Wild, and I think you’ll see Grubauer start the first round-robin game, against the Blues. That’s based on a little bit of reporting I’ve done, but we’ll see on that too.

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Matt Briggle

I’m good with this (like I have any kind of say or choice in the matter). I thought 4 goalies would have been a safer option, but maybe there is a provision worked in for that if needed. I am really glad to see Byram, Timmins, and Bowers on the list. Even if you don’t expect them to play in this tournament you are expecting them to start being contributors next season and this will only benefit their growth and the team’s success integrating younger guys in as the cap crunch approaches. I would agree that we’ll see Byram and… Read more »

avsfan1995

Maybe this will finally be the end of the sad Kamenev experiment. The kid just doesn’t have it for the NHL despite the Avs relentless support. Just wasting a spot on the roster for a decent player…but not in the playoffs thankfully.

Rich

Honestly, I have really not seen much emotion or desire out of Kamenev when he is ice. I know he was injured much of the time. Not sure if that had an impact? I believe the only reason he was on the active roster before the virus was due to the fact he was out of options. He really should have been in Loveland but the Avs were afraid to lose him because he would’ve had to clear waivers. I don’t see a future for him here in CO he likely will become trade bait to pick up a draft… Read more »

Hoppyhacker

Guys, NHL shows the exhibition game on Wednesday, as does Directv/altitude. You originally announced this, then said it was on Monday a couple days ago, and now Tuesday. Is it moving around? Can you verify when it is? Thanks.

Carter Janicki

Wednesday

The PG

Kamenev had a bad run of luck here; serious injury that by the time he was able to come back, others were contesting for his job and he was behind the eight ball. Don’t see how he can be used as trade “bait” as he is not valuable enough. Maybe a throw-in on another trade. I hope he has a better career than he has had since he got here.

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