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Colorado Avalanche place David Warsofsky and Mark Alt on waivers

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Avalanche trim their roster by two

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With the NHL season only two days away, this morning brings us the yearly tradition of waiver day. Team rosters have to be set by 5 pm ET tomorrow, so anyone that has to pass through waivers to get to the AHL has to be there today.

Today is the day teams can sneak guys through waivers that would likely be claimed later in the season. Everyone is trying to cut down rosters, so it’s rare for teams to be able to fit a new arrival in during this 24 hour period.

The Avalanche have added two names to the list of players on waivers today.

Defenders Mark Alt and David Warsofsky have been placed on waivers with the intention of sending them to the Eagles.

The move means that technically the Avs have nine defenders left on the roster, but Conor Timmins and Anton Lindholm are likely to end up on IR before the 5pm deadline tomorrow.

There is very little chance either Alt or Warsofsky are claimed. They are likely to act as veteran leaders on what is going to be a very young Eagles team.

The Avalanche picked Alt up on waivers late last season. He had zero points in seven games with the team.

A great AHL hand, Warsofsky had 20 points in 47 games with the San Antonio Rampage last season. Thanks to injury, he was up with the Avs for the last 6 weeks of last season - finding his way into four playoff games.