Pavel Francouz was put on Long Term Injured Reserve today and that’s just not good, no matter how you slice it.
The Avs now can spend Francouz’s $2 million cap hit over and above the $81.5 million NHL cap ceiling – and their noses are just about scraping the ceiling as it is. But spend it on what? It’s a really bad market right now for buyers when it comes to available goalies. Trades involving goalies – decent, proven goalies – are very hard to make.