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Scratch Paul Stastny Off Any Avalanche Potential Wish List (+)

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Well, I guess we know now that the Colorado Avalanche didn’t have any interest in getting Paul Stastny back, to possibly fill the second-line center spot vacated by Nazem Kadri. Stastny today signed a one-year, $1.5 million free-agent contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

That’s a salary number the Avalanche could have afforded, as they have about $2.4 million in available cap space. But the 36-year-old Stastny is off the market now. The former Avalanche center had 21 goals and 45 points for Winnipeg last season.

There aren’t too many viable free agents still out there to realistically seem to have any shot at playing on an Avalanche second line.

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