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Dater’s Daily: Nichushkin Back At Avalanche Practice; Ducks Suffer Another Big Blow

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Valeri Nichushkin

Last night’s sugar-induced rush ended late with the little guy crashing at about nine o’clock. I think he was too excited from all of the candy and the rush of trick or treating. The dog got a couple of pieces of candy, making for a long night. The Avalanche are back to practice today … or this morning for people in Colorado and we will get a clear view of where the roster stands in the next day or two. On to some Avalanche and league news. …Valeri Nichushkin was back at Avalanche practice in Finland. That’s some good news right there.

  • Along with Nichushkin, Gabe Landeskog made the trip to Finland, and was part of a contingent that visited the Finnish embassy.

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  • NHL: Jamie Drysdale could be done for the entire season for Anaheim with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is expected to miss 4-6 months.
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  • Boston Hockey Now: Charlie McAvoy has been cleared for full practice and is on his way back from injury.
  • San Jose Hockey Now: After struggling last year, is Erik Karlsson back to being an elite defenseman?
  • Dallas Hockey Now: Starting goalie Jake Oettinger is expected to miss a week with an injury.
  • Washington Hockey Now: Former Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper is still finding ways to win despite a depleted team.
  • Philly Hockey Now: After being picked up on waivers from the Avalanche, Lukas Sedlak is having some success in Philadelphia.
  • TSN: The St. Louis Blues get beat 5-1 in Las Angeles and Justin Faulk has something to say about it.
  • Montreal Hockey Now: The Kirby Dach trade is showing some great early returns.
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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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Doug

Would love to get some insights into the status Nichuskin’s foot.. is this potentially Forsberg 2.0 with custom boots that never work? Did he train at all this past summer?

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