The Avalanche released their training camp roster today. There are no Shawn Bates-type tryout players, which is not surprising given the Avs' focus on developing the young guns. In all, 56 players have been invited to camp - down just 3 from the 59 invited last year. Interestingly, although the Avalanche roster has been notoriously turnover free, 26 of the 56 players invited to camp this year were not here last year.
While informal workouts with rookies and veterans are already taking place, Friday is the official day for veterans to report and have a physical (Steve Konowalchuk day). Training camp will take place on Saturday and Sunday with the annual Burgundy and White scrimmage taking place on Monday.
The full squad will be on the ice for two days, Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19 at the South Suburban Family Sports Center. Practices and scrimmages will take place in the morning from roughly 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All sessions are open to the public at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.