Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Welp, we knew it wouldn't last. A roster full of healthy Avalanche? Never gonna happen.
Ryan Wilson has been placed on the injured reserve list again. Although no full detailed disclosure has been offered by the Avalanche (SHOCKER), it's pretty clear he re-injured his ankle. Wilson missed the past two games, but he was in practice the day after the team returned from Minnesota. More than likely we're looking at an issue of him returning too soon to the line up, aggravating things all over again.
To replace him, the Avalanche have recalled Stefan Elliott from the Monsters. Elliott has appeared in five games this season in Denver, all of which left something to be desired. He had a strong showing in the 2011-2012 season with 4 goals and 9 assists in 39 games, easily looking like he was well on his way to being able to stick on an NHL roster. This season saw a steep drop off in performance, so don't expect Elliott to bring a spark to a pathetic defense. Who knows. Maybe he'll make a huge turnaround and own it like Tyson Barrie did.
Why didn't Barrie get the call, you ask? According to various reports, Barrie is suffering from a "lingering hip injury" and isn't playing. Of course.