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Morning Flurries: Final cuts and a Cale Makar scare

One more day closer on opening night eve

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Final cuts were made bringing the Colorado Avalanche to their 23-man opening night roster. Forward Jayson Megna plus defensemen Kevin Connauton and Calle Rosen were the last reassignments to the Colorado Eagles.

This means that those who were on the perceived roster bubble such as forwards Vladislav Kamenev and Valeri Nichushkin as well as defensemen Ryan Graves and yes Conor Timmins made the NHL club.

There was a scare at practice on Tuesday as Cale Makar was noticed missing but Jared Bednar said he was just resting a minor tweak. Considering the roster moves that were just made on defense seem to support that Makar should be ready to go Thursday evening.

Speaking of Makar, his interest in the study of sports psychology was the focus of this lengthy feature.

Gabe Landeskog pondered Five Questions in this week’s edition on

For subscribers to The Athletic, a fun look at the Colorado Avalanche team fantasy football league.

Who doesn’t love more predictions? Especially when the Avalanche are the trendy choice in several categories.