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Colorado Avalanche reduce roster to 26.

The Avalanche have just announced that they have reduced their roster to 26, with three players assigned to the Injury Reserve. That brings them to the required 23 player active roster required by the league.

They reassigned Stefan Elliott to Lake Erie (AHL). They place Kyle Cumiskey (groin), Mark Olver (head) and Brandon Yip (arm) on the IR.

This leaves Gabriel Landeskog with the Big Club. Going into the season this is what the team will look like:


Matt Duchene

TJ Galiardi

Milan Hejduk

David Jones

Chuck Kobasew

Gabriel Landeskog

Joakim Lindstrom

Cody McLeod

Peter Mueller

Ryan O`Reilly

Mark Olver (IR)

Kevin Porter

Paul Stastny

Daniel Winnik

Brandon Yip (IR)


Kyle Cumiskey (IR)

Jan Hejda

Matt Hunwick

Erik Johnson

Shane O`Brien

Ryan O`Byrne

Kyle Quincey

Ryan Wilson


Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Semyon Varlamov

What do you think of the team? Any surprises? What do you think the lines will be opening night!?