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Warsofsky, Greer and Toninato are heading back to San Antonio

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

After last night’s game, the Colorado Avalanche announced that forwards A.J. Greer and Dominic Toninato, and defenseman David Warsofsky have been reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.

Since the NHL is no on their All Star break, the three have been sent back to get some playing time with the Rampage - and to save some money on the salary cap. San Antonio will host the San Jose Barracudas tomorrow night and all three are expected to be in the lineup.

Greer has tallied 10 points (6g/4a) in 17 games this season with the Rampage, while collecting two assists in 12 games with the Avalanche. The 2015 second-round draft pick did a decent job of filling in while the Avs dealt with a number of injuries and illness to their forward group.

Toninato has appeared in 13 games with the Avalanche this season. Signed as an NCAA free agent this past summer, the 23-year old rookie has been very impressive during his short stint in the NHL. In the past few games, he has looked great playing on the win with Alexander Kerfoot and has brought a level of defensive responsibility to the lineup that the Avalanche have been lacking. His 42.89 rel CA/60 is by far the best on the team and it would not be a surprise if he becomes a permanent fixture in Colorado’s lineup as the season goes on.

Warsofsky made his Avalanche debut last night against the St. Louis Blues, marking the 40th NHL game of his career. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound defenseman has collected 13 points (4g/9a) in 34 games with San Antonio this season.