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Morning Flurries: Roster Moves and Trade Rumors

The Avalanche made a flurry of roster moves - and may add a defenseman from an Eastern Conference team

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The Colorado Avalanche brought defenseman Anton Lindholm over from the SHL’s Skelleftea AIK last season, letting him get his feet wet in North America before hoping he’d get a shot at a full-time NHL role this year.

Then, his season was derailed early.

The Avs lost Lindholm for a chunk of the fall season to a broken jaw, suffered early against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Now, though, he’s back - and he’ll be joined in the NHL lineup by Duncan Siemens, while two other players were sent down to San Antonio. [Mile High Hockey]

Speaking of young players, some food for thought: the Avalanche have a lot of scoring potential in their young roster, and it seems they’re willing to lean on it. Is this their best move? [MHH]

Meanwhile, the blue line could get a new look - well, kind of. Ian Cole of the Pittsburgh Penguins is reportedly on the market, and the Avalanche have been tied to him. It’s worth considering whether or not he’d truly be a good fit. [MHH]

There’s also some more player safety news out today:

Out west, the Arizona Coyotes just got a little stronger. Top prospect Jakob Chychrun, who has been out since the offseason due to a knee injury, was assigned to the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners on Tuesday for a conditioning stint. [Five For Howling]

Finally, speaking of Arizona - former Coyotes tough guy (and Twitter legend) Paul ‘Biznasty’ Bissonnette weighed in on stats on Tuesday night:

If Paul Bissonnette can rationally discuss statistics, we all can.