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Morning Flurries: On a roll

The Colorado Avalanche have won five straight despite losing Nazem Kadri to injury

Colorado Avalanche v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Up next is a day of practice for the Colorado Avalanche ahead of hosting the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin’s quest for 700 goals.

The Avalanche will be without Nazem Kadri for the foreseeable future as he was injured in the Minnesota game over the weekend. There should be a call-up from the Colorado Eagles sometime today or tomorrow to put an extra forward on the roster. They have a game tonight so it will likely wait until at least then but certainly by the weekend. Make your bets now on who will be the lucky fellow.

A scary incident occurred during the first period of the St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks game last night. Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench after a shift. He was alert while taken to the hospital and the game was postponed.

Scott Wheeler at The Athletic has been counting down his midseason top prospect pool ranking and the Avalanche took the fifth spot largely on the strength of Bowen Byram and Alex Newhook.

Shocking news broke last week on the sale of the former Avalanche affiliate to the Vegas Golden Knights so that they can move their AHL operations to Nevada and create the Henderson Silver Knights. This will end hockey in San Antonio for the foreseeable future.

It’s always fun when the rare junior call-up happens and that was the case when Liam Foudy received a one game sojourn to Columbus on Monday night for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Foudy’s regular team is the London Knights in the OHL and he was returned there after playing a solid just over 10 minutes of time on ice in his first NHL game.

Interesting details of a stick shortage emerge as supplies from China are limited due to complications from the coronavirus.