Colorado Avalanche GM Chris MacFarland was watching the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night, but if he was looking at Ryan O’Reilly, he was beaten to the punch. Meanwhile, Cale Makar may be returning for the Avalanche this weekend, as he will travel with the team to St. Louis.
That, and the latest NHL news and NHL trade rumors in your Colorado Hockey Now Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Cale Makar was in a full contact jersey for the Avalanche at practice on Friday, and will travel with the team to St. Louis. Meanwhile, Josh Manson was a beast on Wednesday and impressed his coach in his return.
Henrik Lundqvist had really nice things to say on National television about Alexandar Georgiev, so I talked to the Avalanche goaltender about what that means to him, his relationship with Lundqvist, and more.
Around the NHL
I do believe Ryan O’Reilly was a target for the Avalanche, but he’s no longer on the board. He’s been traded to Toronto.
National Hockey Now
Boston: Are the Bruins out when it comes to a trade for Patrick Kane?
San Jose: The Hurricanes are rumored to be after Timo Meier, so what should the Sharks be looking for in return?
Vegas: The Golden Knights are missing a net front presence. Could they find on in a trade?
Philadelphia: James van Riemsdyk is drawing interest from a lot of teams, all of which are in the Western Conference.
Washington: The Capitals would love to sign Dmitri Orlov, but they’re not close to an extension at all, and term appears to be the issue.
Calgary: Jonathan Huberdeau‘s agent went off on Darryl Sutter on social media.
Montreal: Sean Monahan put on a regular jersey at practice for the Canadiens. Good news for them, as they want to move him soon.