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Colorado Avalanche Announce Phase 4 Playoff Roster

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Colorado Avalanche Training Camp
DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 15: Vladislav Namestnikov #90, Nikita Zadorov #16 and Ryan Graves #27 of the Colorado Avalanche rest during training camp at the Pepsi Center on July 15, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.
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The NHL has announced the official Phase 4 rosters for each other 24 Return to Play teams. The Colorado Avalanche will be bringing 17 forwards, 11 defensemen, and three goalies with them to meet their 31-player maximum limit. The initially reported 28 skaters and unlimited goalies rule was changed following the RTP vote to 31 players, 52 personnel total.

The Avalanche have brought top defense prospects Bowen Byram and Conor Timmins with them. Forward Shane Bowers is another prospect along with Byram that has yet to play an NHL game that is on the roster, but he spent 48 games with the Colorado Eagles as a rookie in the AHL.

The Avalanche are one of 11 teams bringing just three goalies with them in order to bring one extra skater into the bubble, the others include Arizona, Columbus, Edmonton, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Vegas, and Washington. It’s a bit of a risk to have only one spare goalie as teams are not allowed to add anyone, for any reason, for the rest of the playoffs now.

Here’s what the roster looks like, including a probable lineup from our friend Scott MacDonald, and at the end, a list of who was cut from the Phase 3 Roster.

The Phase 4 Roster

Forwards

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Shane Bowers, Andre Burakovsky, Matt Calvert, J.T. Compher, Joonas Donskoi, Sheldon Dries, Tyson Jost, Nazem Kadri, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Vladislav Namestnikov, Valeri Nichushkin, Matt Nieto, Logan O’Connor, Mikko Rantanen, T.J. Tynan

Defensemen

Mark Barberio, Bowen Byram, Ian Cole, Kevin Connauton, Samuel Girard, Ryan Graves, Erik Johnson, Anton Lindholm, Cale Makar, Conor Timmins, Nikita Zadorov

Goaltenders

Pavel Francouz, Philipp Grubauer, Michael Hutchinson

Potential Playoff Lineup

Forwards

Andre Burakovsky - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
Gabriel Landeskog - Nazem Kadri - Valeri Nichushkin
Joonas Donskoi - JT Compher - Vladislav Namestnikov
Matt Nieto - PE Bellemare - Matt Calvert
Tyson Jost - Sheldon Dries - Logan O’Connor
Shane Bowers - TJ Tynan

Defense

Ryan Graves - Cale Makar
Samuel Girard - Erik Johnson
Ian Cole - Nikita Zadorov
Mark Barberio - Conor Timmins
Bowen Byram
Kevin Connauton
Anton Lindholm

Goalies

Philipp Grubauer
Pavel Francouz
Michael Hutchinson


Who Was Cut from Camp

Forwards

Vladislav Kamenev

Defensemen

Jacob MacDonald

Goaltenders

Adam Werner

Eligible Players not brought to Phase 3 Camp

Forwards

Colin Wilson (inj), Martin Kaut, Josh Dickinson, Nick Henry, Travis Barron, A.J. Greer, Ty Lewis, Jayson Megna

Defensemen

Josh Anderson, Mark Alt, Dan Renouf

Goalies

Hunter Miska, Antoine Bibeau