With the Central Division in the NHL tightening up, the Colorado Avalanche got some good news on Monday, as all of their injured players will travel with them on the road trip. But will any of them actually play?
The news around the division was not the best, as both Minnesota and Dallas picked up points. If the Avalanche win on Tuesday, there will be three teams with 98 points.
All that and more in this Tuesday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
After practice, Jared Bednar announced all the injured players on the Avalanche will travel to California with the team. Yes, that includes Gabriel Landeskog. But who will actually play?
Here’s some video of Josh Manson and Artturi Lehkonen skating to check out. Lehkonen looks like it’s just a matter of getting doctors approval before he plays.
A look back at the previous week for the Colorado Avalanche.
Later in the day, the Avalanche did recall Ben Meyers again. Are we about to find out about a secret injury?
Around the NHL
The Minnesota Wild blew a lead with less than two minutes left in the game, and then lost the game in a shootout. They still got a point, but that blown lead costs them a regulation win, which may be huge if it comes down to a tiebreaker.
The Stars took down the Nashville Predators at home, which allowed them to jump the Avalanche in the standings and into a tie with the Wild. They now technically lead the Central Division because of the tiebreaker.
National Hockey Now
FHN: The Panthers will potentially get a few key players back here in the next week as they try to snag the final Wild Card spot.
SJHN: The Sharks, who the Avalanche will face twice this week, are about to sign DU goaltender Magnus Chrona.