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Colorado Avalanche reassign A. J. Greer to the AHL

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Greer will make his way back to the San Antonio Rampage.

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The Colorado Avalanche announced last night that forward A.J. Greer has been reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage. The move clears the way for Nathan MacKinnon to be re-activated in time for today’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Greer has tallied 10 points (6g/4a) in 18 games with the Rampage this season, while registering three assists in 17 games with the Avalanche.

Though he’s making his way back to the AHL, don’t be surprised if we see Greer back up with the Avalanche sooner than later.

The 2015 second-round draft pick (39th overall) has been up and down with the team all season and is probably looking for some stability. That might come after the trade deadline. Blake Comeau is a veteran rental that is very likely to be moved in the next week. If Comeau is traded, Greer would be the likely candidate to fill his role on Carl Soderberg’s wing.

Greer brings a physical presence to the lineup that isn’t common among this forward group. The franchise is hoping he can take the next step and become a permanent fixture in the NHL next season.