LOS ANGELES – The Avs just put defenseman Greg Pateryn on waivers. If no NHL team claims him in the next 24 hours, he likely will either go to the taxi squad or, more remotely as a possibility, the Colorado Eagles.
Pateryn had a pretty good first game with the Avs, but didn’t look as good in others, including Sunday’s game in Anaheim. This move likely means Erik Johnson will return soon. There is a chance a veteran such as Pateryn will get claimed. With the NHL experience he has, it might be attractive enough for some team to bite.
The Avs, surprisingly I thought, are taking the day off. They just had a day off Saturday and are coming off a loss, but that’s the deal.
The Avs will resume their schedule Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks at Ball Arena.