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Avalanche Morning Skate Notebook: Josh Manson Back

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Today was the first morning skate of the 2022-23 season for the Colorado Avalanche, along with the first appearance of Josh Manson. He returned to the team after taking three days off for the birth of his second baby girl. Mikko Rantenen was in the facility, but remained off the ice for maintenance reasons. Val Nichushkin remains in a non-contact sweater, but only did the warm-ups and then left the ice.

There was a heavy mix this morning of veterans and prospects on the ice this morning with half the team on the team on the road. It really became a guessing game as to who will be the players that will be in the lineup this evening. Logan O’Connor was able to confirm that he will be one of those veterans on the squad tonight. He jokingly said that he will be on a line with two other forwards and that is it. It is highly unlikely that Nathan MacKinnon or Artturi Lehkonen will play since they were just working on puck handling skills the entire practice. Cale Makar seems like a unlikely choice as well since he was working on his edges a lot.

Based on the sweater colors that were together these are the projected lines that I was seeing there today:

Blue: MacKinnon Lehkonen

Burgundy: Maltsev Kaut Beaucage Foudy

White: Tardif Burke O’Connor Scott

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Grey: Olausson Compher Cogliano Rodrigues

It’s obvious that a lot of these veterans will not play tonight, but there maybe a chance we could see Evan Rodrigues for the first time in an Avalanche sweater. Rodrigues was taking part in the number one power play unit drills along with J.T. Compher and Bo Byram. There were a lot more prospects on the second unit for the power play like Alex Beaucage and Jean-Luc Foudy.

It will be good to get back to some real hockey games tonight. The Avalanche play a split squad game in Minnesota at 2 today and it sounds like Alex Newhook may be playing there. The puck will drop for tonight’s matchup at Ball Arena at 7 p.m. against the Vegas Golden Knights. Make sure to follow me on twitter @AvsTerritory to see my journey tonight in my first game as a member of Colorado Hockey Now. I look forward to seeing some of you there.

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Brennan is an aspiring sports writer just getting started in the industry. He is also an intern writer for Full Press Coverage. Brennan has lived in Colorado his whole life and is a graduate in History at Colorado State University. He loves rock and metal music, especially the band Papa Roach.

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Scott

Is there a way to watch either of the games today on TV?

furface60

Altitude TV

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dwestall

Vegas game is on NHL network

Last edited 2 months ago by dwestall
Matt Briggle

The game vs. VGK is on Altitude tonight.

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