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Avalanche Reassign Three To Eagles… Again



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I know everyone is getting tired of the cap game, but there were three reassignments last night by the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles. Right after the shootout win against Dallas; Anton Blidh, Jayson Megna, and Andreas Englund were all sent down. Jacob MacDonald and Martin Kaut both seem to be surviving the multiple reassignments with the high demand for Eagles players.

Jayson Megna

In this latest round of callups, Jayson Megna played three games. He recorded no stats other than ice time. He looked good in the one game against Carolina where he had a few plays to help push the play, but faded off after that. Megna was averaging about six minutes of ice time per game and that is all. I honestly would expect Mikhail Maltsev to be called up next just give Megna more ice time.

Anton Blidh

Anton Blidh played the heavy hitter role on the fourth line during this three game callup. He managed six hits and one shot on goal. Blidh was often involved in plays digging for the puck in the corner trying to get the pass to the slot. After playing five and half minutes per game, it is still likely we will see him back on Wednesday. He made the opening night roster only to play one game and then be reassigned right away.

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Andreas Englund

Andreas Englund wanted to make an impression on the coaching staff and he did, good and bad. He was quick on the puck as well as physical on the man. Englund had 11 hits in the three game road trip as well as two shots on goal and an assist. There were times where Englund was great at clearing the puck and others not so much. Last night, he was unable to stop Jason Robertson and pushed him right into Alexandar Georgiev, causing a game tying goal. Honestly, that is my only criticism of Englund in his recent callup.

All but Megna are likely to be called back up on Wednesday in preparation for the game against Vancouver. Players have been getting rotated down as coach Bednar has told us to get more ice time. Sampo Ranta was the latest player sent down for more ice time, as he was playing pretty well and doing everything he should be doing. Heck the next player we may see get called up may very well be Alex Galchenyuk!

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Curious in the case of reassignment and calling back up for cap reasons … would the player(s) just stay with the Avs or do they have to physically report to Loveland because non-roster players can’t be with the Avs? Never thought about this until all these injuries hit and the cap games have had to be played.


wouldn’t Galchenyuk have to sign a contract with the Avs first? I believe he is just on an AHL PTO

Matthew Higgs

I know he would have to be signed first. I think in season signings like hi have to go through waivers as well.
please correct me if I am wrong. Seem to recall someone with the Bruins had to do that this season.

Matt Briggle

I don’t believe that just him signing would require waivers since it is before the trade deadline and he has not played for any other organizations or leagues this season. I am less certain about waiver status when he gets assigned, maybe AD can clear that up. Assuming he signs a two way deal, I think he could start playing with either the Avs or Eagles without clearing waivers but he probably would in order to make a move to the other.

Honestly I think that question is likely moot since I doubt there would be any claims on him.

Casey Newman

If it wasn’t for Englund’s major gaffs, I think everyone would have been incredibly impressed.

I was most impressed with his back checking. On breakaways, Englund suppressed any speed with heavy checking.

Hope to see him back in some capacity.

Aaron Rud

He has a couple gaffes, but I actually think he’s got potential.


Perhaps you’re being sarcastic here, but defensemen should never be backchecking. They’re supposed to stay between the opponents and their own net, so if they’re backchecking, they already got burned.

Ronald Munoz

You forgot how Englund leveled Francouz behind his net leading to a Carolina goal on the 17th.

John Hansen

Frankie was quoted saying Englund called him off – he must have thought he could get it cleared quicker.


Both Frankie and Bednar said the onus for that fiasco was on the goalie.

Brad Jacobs

Doesn’t putting Gabe on LTIR free up a huge amount of cap space? Not sure why we keep having to send guys up and down. That being said, love to see Foudy get a chance for a few games.

Last edited 12 days ago by Brad Jacobs
Al Rittenhouse

Englund may make some mistakes but I ve seen Avs regulars make some also. What I like about the guy is his physical presence.

Aaron Rud


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