As the NHL heads down the final stretch of the regular season, the Colorado Avalanche still aren’t a sure thing for the post season.
Three of their players, though, will at the very least be eligible for playoff action no matter what level it comes at.
Forwards Andrew Agozzino and AJ Greer were both made eligible for the Calder Cup playoff run — and for any remaining AHL games this season — when the Avalanche reassigned them to the Colorado Eagles on Monday afternoon.
Both Agozzino and Greer have been promising at the NHL level this year, with Agozzino putting up a goal and two points in his first four NHL games of the season and Greer boasting a 15-game stint at the NHL level. Where the pair have shone, though, is in Loveland, where Greer has been good for 13 goals and 29 points in 36 games and Agozzino (who also serves as an alternate captain for the AHL team) leads the lineup with 22 goals and 50 points across 48 games.
The pair were joined in being sent down by center Sheldon Dries, who boasts three goals and six points at the NHL level through 36 games. Unlike Agozzino and Greer, though, Dries was immediately recalled — so while Derrick Brassard’s arrival should fill in at least one hole in the lineup, Dries is likely to still have a space for now.
If the Avalanche find themselves out of the postseason, though, the 24-year-old Michigan native will be eligible for play with the Eagles instead.