The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - July 24th, 2013

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Cody McLeod recently talked to reporters, he talked briefly about Patrick Roy, last season, and next season.

In fact, McLeod was moved up to the second line late last season because of injuries, playing with O'Reilly and Landeskog, and proving that he's not too shabby in a top six spot either.

"I started getting a few goals, so that was nice," he said. "But at the end of the day, you want to get in the playoffs and we were far from it. Hopefully we can change that and get back up there."

The 29-year-old says he still feels young despite being a "veteran" Avalanche. He's the seventh-oldest player on the Avs and him and Paul Stastny are the only players left on the squad from McLeod's first year, 2007-08.

Thus far five Colorado Avalanche players have been invited to pre-Olympic camps.

So far, five Colorado Avalanche players will be heading to August orientation camps in preparation for the February Olympics with Semyon Varlamov (Russia), Matt Duchene (Canada), Erik Johnson (United States) and Paul Stastny (United States) being invited to their respective countries' camps on Monday. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog was invited to Sweden's pre-Olympic meeting for the Sochi Games last week.

Jagr has made a deal with the Devils.

Jagr said three or four teams were interested in signing him. However, he said he wasn’t able to command as much attention or money as in past years because he is now 41 and many teams didn’t have the money to spend.

“In my stage, because I love the game, I was looking for the team where I was going to have the opportunity to play,” Jagr said in a conference call. “I was talking to Lou before Kovalchuk retired.

“And after he retired, I think it was even more important for me to play on the Devils.”

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