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Avalanche likely to trade Tyson Jost before the deadline

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Tyson Jost is likely on his way out of Denver in the next few hours

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With the NHL trade deadline only hours away, one thing is beginning to sound more and more certain - Tyson Jost has played his last game as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The 10th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Jost is one of the longest serving member of the Avalanche roster.

Mile High Hockey has been told by two separate sources that not only is Jost likely to be moved out of Denver, but that he has already been told as much by the organization. Of course, anything can still happen and trades fall apart all the time, but it would be a huge surprise to many of Jost is still on the Avalanche roster when the deadline passes at 1pm MT tomorrow afternoon.

This comes as no real surprise as Chris Johnston of Sportsnet told the Hockey Night in Canada audience Saturday night that “there’s a very good chance Tyson Jost is moved by Monday”.

After a great freshman season at North Dakota, Jost turned pro and has been a mainstay in the Avalanche lineup ever since. With only five goals and 16 points this season, the 21-year old has had trouble putting up points this season, however, he has very good underlying numbers and is a guy that could be a valuable bottom-6 utility forward for a good team.

Jost is likely seen as a good buy-low candidate for a team that is hoping a change of scenery is all he needs to break out.

The Avalanche have a number of irons in the fire as the deadline approaches, this is one of the lower-impact ones. Joe Sakic likely doesn’t expect to get much sleep between now and tomorrow afternoon.