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Andrei Mironov to be recalled by Colorado Avalanche

The big Russian defenseman spent just three games in the AHL before getting called back up

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The Colorado Avalanche made the move to reassign defenseman Andrei Mironov to the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage on October 19th, after he spent a slew of games as a healthy scratch on the Colorado roster.

Now, just three games later, he’s back up with the big club - according to his agent.

The Avs have not yet confirmed the move and we aren’t sure about any corresponding transaction, but it might mean that Patrik Nemeth isn’t as healthy as Coach Bednar had hoped. Nemeth was on the ice briefly this morning but did not stay to practice with the team.

It was reported on Monday that Mironov has been recalled by the Avalanche, bringing him back up from the AHL after a three-game stint with San Antonio. During that time, he recorded one goal and one assist.

Drafted 101st overall at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by Colorado, Mironov got plenty of development time at the pro level with the KHL’s Moscow Dynamo.

He’s got the tools to likely become an impact player at the NHL level, but needed more adjusting to the North American rink before being trusted with more regular assignments - which may have been a big part of the reason why he was reassigned for additional playing time in the minors.

The Avalanche started off with a bang, but have cooled off considerably since; with three consecutive losses heading into their game against the Stars on Tuesday, they may be looking to change some things up and get the wins back again.