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Morning Flurries: Jayson Megna returns to the Avalanche

The offseason begins with a depth signing

Arizona Coyotes v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

As the offseason slowly begins for the Colorado Avalanche one minor order of business was taken care of by signing forward Jayson Megna to a two-year extension. After his second year with the organization the 31-year old agreed to a contract which will pay $750,000 in each year at the NHL level with $380,000 guaranteed salary even if he spends some time in the AHL. Considering he split the year between the NHL and AHL in 2021, including seven games with the Avalanche in which he scored two points, it is likely Megna will help satisfy the Avalanche’s need for veteran depth at some point.

Another signing of note, Big Ol’ Carl Soderberg has signed with the Malmö Redhawks to finish his career in Sweden after a disappointing reunion with the Avalanche this season.

In other Avalanche news, it appears Val Nichushkin had some sort of surgery immediately following the conclusion of his season. Because the organization is reluctant to conduct exit media or provide proper updates on the state of the team it is left up to social media and google sleuthing to get reports on what’s going on. Considering Nichushkin was one of the few who looked physically engaged and had a good series against Vegas it is a wonder who else needs surgery and or recovery in these next short three months before 2021-22 season training camp.

Lost in the hoopla of Cale Makar’s Norris Trophy nomination and the last few games in the Vegas playoff series was this fun little interview with the man himself. Nothing too much new revealed in this video but a good one nonetheless.

In league news, Game 2 between the Vegas Golden Knights and Montreal Canadiens went off in Sin City with a much different result this time. Montreal got out to a 3-0 lead and while Vegas scored twice to make things interesting with five minutes to go it wasn’t enough and ended in a 3-2 victory for the Habs. Series tied at 1-1 now heads to Quebec with Montreal hoping to build on the momentum.