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Weekend Brunch: The NHL blows it and the Avalanche lose a couple rookies

The league costs the Avalanche a point, two rookies are lost to injury and the Redwings end a holdout

Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Thursday night after the game against the St. Louis Blues, Avalanche fans were left wondering about an offside review call that just didn’t seem right. It turns out they had cause for concern as Friday afternoon, the NHL released a statement saying they misinterpreted their own rule and cost the Avalanche a goal - and likely a point in the standings.

In other Avalanche news, we got some bad news on the injury front as coach Bednar confirmed that the team will be without two of their rookies for the next little while. Tyson Jost will miss 2-3 weeks after re-aggravating his lower-body injury, while J.T. Compher is out a lot longer after breaking his thumb.

The Kids

Avalanche prospect Conor Timmins had a dominant game for the Soo Greyhounds last night. The defender put up three assists, leading his team to a 6-5 win over Kingston.

Over in the WHL, Ty Lewis continues to blow away expectations. Lewis ended the game with a goal and two assists - including this incredible passing play.

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Ty Lewis and his Brandon Wheat Kings wore these jerseys last night for “suit up” night to support the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Around the hockey world

It looks as though the Red Wings have finally ended their stalemate with winger Andrea Athanasiou. The two sides have agreed to a one year, $1.3875m contract. The Wings will have to clear that amount off their salary cap before the contract becomes official, but that is not the only hurdle.

In Nashville, it looks like they’ll be getting a little help for their blueline as the team has activated Yannik Weber from the IR. Unfortunately, at the same time, they were forced to put Nick Bonino on the IR with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

The Anaheim Ducks have been suffering through a pretty long list of significant injuries this season, but good news is on the way. Both Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are skating with the team and are getting close to a return to the lineup.