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The Avalanche announced 4 more cuts today, bringing the roster down to 27. We already knew that G Trevor Cann was one (he played for Lake Erie yesterday). Also getting cut were forwards Patrick Bordeleau and Brad Malone and defenseman Tyson Barrie. Barrie and Malone both had a strong showing this fall but were facing tough odds to supplant a veteran to make the roster. The Avs have more moves to make to get down to the 23-man active roster limit by opening night. We don't know for sure, but if we had to guess the Avs will get down to 23 by reassigning Stefan Elliott and Mark Olver and placing Kyle Cumiskey and Brandon Yip on the IR. [Update: apparently Mark Olver is injured as well]

Goalies

Things are settled here and went exactly as anticipated. Semyon Varlamov and J.S. Giguere go into opening night as the two roster goalies.

 

 

# Age Ht Wt NHL Exp AHL Exp 2011? Waivers? 1-way?
1 Semyon Varlamov 23 6'2 209 59 33 NHL / AHL Yes
35 J.S. Giguere 34 6'1 202 525 134 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
Cuts
60 Sami Aittokallio 19 6'1 174 0 0 Finland
64 Calvin Pickard 19 6'1 195 0 0 WHL
30 Cedrick Desjardins 26 6'0 192 2 116 Lake Erie Yes
31 Trevor Cann 22 5'11 199 0 20 Lake Erie

 

 

 

 

Defense

There are currently 9 defensemen on the roster. This includes Kyle Cumiskey who has had a somewhat curious camp. After playing in the Burgundy & White game, he seemed to disappear. It was reported that he wasn't injured, and then it was reported that he had a groin injury. The Avs probably need to reduce the roster by 2 here. My prediction: Cumiskey to IR and Elliott to Lake Erie.

 

# LD Age Ht Wt NHL Exp AHL Exp 2011? Waivers? 1-way?
8 Jan Hejda 33 6'4 237 L 341 5 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
27 Kyle Quincey 26 6'2 207 L 185 201 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
5 Shane O'Brien 28 6'3 230 L 379 214 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
44 Ryan Wilson 24 6'1 207 L 128 71 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
22 Matt Hunwick 26 5'11 190 L 215 58 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
10 Kyle Cumiskey 26 5'10 185 L 132 96 NHL / AHL Yes
Cuts
63 Stephen Silas 19 6'1 183 L 0 0 OHL
61 Gabriel Beaupre 18 6'2 195 L 0 0 QMJHL
59 Dillon Donnelly 18 6'2 193 L 0 0 QMJHL
2 Joel Chouinard 21 6'1 186 L 0 35 Lake Erie
4 David Liffiton 27 6'2 210 L 7 266 Lake Erie Yes
25 Duncan Siemens 18 6'3 200 L 0 0 WHL
24 Cameron Gaunce 21 6'1 203 L 11 61 NHL / AHL
# RD Age Ht Wt NHL Exp AHL Exp 2011? Waivers? 1-way?
6 Erik Johnson 23 6'4 232 R 225 1 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
3 Ryan O'Byrne 27 6'5 234 R 192 118 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
46 Stefan Elliott 20 6'1 190 R 0 0 NHL / AHL
Cuts
57 Mike Brennan 25 6'0 205 R 0 208 Lake Erie
62 Troy Rutkowski 19 6'2 208 R 0 0 WHL
36 Jonas Holos 24 5'11 196 R 39 17 Lake Erie
41 Tyson Barrie 20 5'10 190 R 0 0 Lake Erie

 

Forwards

Brandon Yip will probably start the season on IR, which resolves one of the two cuts here. Mark Olver is probably the other cut

 

# Left Wing Age Ht Wt NHL Exp AHL Exp 2011? Waivers? 1-way?
88 Peter Mueller 23 6'2 204 R 222 0 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
39 T.J. Galiardi 23 6'2 190 L 116 67 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
92 Gabriel Landeskog 18 6'1 204 L 0 0 NHL / OHL
28 Joakim Lindstrom 28 6'0 187 L 81 200 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
55 Cody McLeod 27 6'2 210 L 273 133 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
40 Mark Olver 23 5'10 170 L 18 64 NHL / AHL
Cuts
15 Zach Cohen 24 6'3 208 L 0 73 Lake Erie
43 Justin Mercier 24 5'11 190 L 9 144 Lake Erie
11 Patrick Rissmiller 33 6'4 225 L 192 474 Lake Erie Yes
29 Ryan Stoa 24 6'3 200 L 37 102 Lake Erie
58 Patrick Bordeleau 25 6'6 225 L 0 147 Lake Erie Yes
42 Brad Malone 22 6'2 207 L 0 0 Lake Erie
# Center Age Ht Wt NHL Exp AHL Exp 2011? Waivers? 1-way?
26 Paul Stastny 25 6'0 205 348 0 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
9 Matt Duchene 20 5'11 200 L 161 0 NHL / AHL Yes
37 Ryan O'Reilly 20 6'0 200 L 155 0 NHL / AHL Yes
16 Jay McClement 28 6'1 205 L 473 159 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
Cuts
38 Joey Hishon 20 5'10 170 L 0 0 Lake Erie
14 Mike Carman 23 6'0 180 L 0 79 Lake Erie
67 Garrett Muers 18 5'11 169 R 0 0 OHL
47 Evan Brophey 25 6'2 199 L 1 299 Lake Erie Yes
# Right Wing Age Ht Wt NHL Exp AHL Exp 2011? Waivers? 1-way?
23 Milan Hejduk 35 6'0 190 R 910 0 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
54 David Jones 27 6'2 210 R 167 45 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
34 Dan Winnik 26 6'2 210 L 282 78 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
17 Chuck Kobasew 29 6'0 190 R 473 127 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
12 Kevin Porter 25 6'0 190 L 128 98 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
18 Brandon Yip 26 6'1 195 R 109 6 NHL / AHL Yes Yes
Cuts
20 Greg Mauldin 29 5'11 195 R 36 406 Lake Erie Yes
7 David van der Gulik 28 5'10 173 L 12 345 Lake Erie Yes
45 Luke Walker 21 6'1 174 R 0 75 Lake Erie