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Avs send Megna, MacDonald back to Eagles; J.T. Compher set to return



Some roster news here: Avs send Jayson Megna and Jacob MacDonald back to the Colorado Eagles, which paves the way for J.T. Compher to return to the lineup tomorrow night against the Detroit Red Wings at Ball Arena.

Megna had to pass through waivers before being sent down, and he did. I thought Megs did a pretty decent job in what turned out to be a long stint for him with the big club. His 20 games played this year is his most in the NHL since 2016-17, when he played 58 for Vancouver.

MacDonald played in last night’s game in New York, playing a little more than 12 minutes and doing some things to help in the win, such as being credited with three hits.

It’ll be interesting to see where Compher slots back in as a player. If Nazem Kadri can’t play tomorrow (haven’t heard anything new today on his status), then it’ll be an easier decision for Jared Bednar. I can see him being the second-line center, in Kadri’s spot. With the way Alex Newhook is playing right now at third-line center, I don’t think I’d want to disrupt the chemistry he’s having with his linemates.

As of now, too, Pavel Francouz is still with the Eagles, who play tomorrow and Saturday at home. It’s starting to sound like the plan is to play him in at least one of the games to give him more of a tune-up before coming back up to the Avs. We’ll see.

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