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Colorado Avalanche reassign two back to the AHL

A.J. Greer and Andrei Mironov are sent back to the San Antonio Rampage

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Sunday afternoon, the Colorado Avalanche announced that forward A.J. Greer and defenseman Andrei Mironov have been reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage. The two youngsters will return to the AHL where they have spent most of the season.

Greer has tallied 10 points (6g/4a) in 16 appearances with San Antonio this season. He has only one assist in nine games during two stints with the Avalanche this year.

Mironov has registered six points (1g/5a) in 14 games with the Rampage and has three points (1g/2a) in 10 games with the Avalanche this season.

The Avalanche are off until next Saturday, so we shouldn’t expect any corresponding moves before the end of the week.

The Rampage have games on Wednesday and Friday, so Mironov and Greer might have just been sent down to get some game action before they are recalled next weekend.

While the team is on their bye this week, J.T. Compher is expected to be re-evaluated. He has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury, but the coaching staff sounds hopeful that he will be good to go when the team returns to action.

Semyon Varlamov’s status is a little more unknown. The starting goalie is battling a lower-body injury but we don’t know if he is making enough progress that we can expect him back soon. Given his injury history, it should be expected that the Avalanche will be extra cautious with Varlamov and not rush him back.

Waiting for their starter has become a lot easier by the way Jonathan Bernier has been playing. Bernier is 3-0 and has stopped 89 of the 93 shots he's faced since taking over as the starter a week ago.