NHL RUMORS: Colorado Avalanche, Martin Brodeur Union Coming? – Headlines & Global News
By Cal Setar | Oct 19, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
Is Brodeur a logical signing for an ailing Colorado team? (Photo : Google Images)
The Colorado Avalanche have sustained several injuries to their goaltenders in recent days, prompting speculation about just what, if any, moves head coach Patrick Roy may be planning to make to alleviate the situation.
Starter Semyon Varlamov is on injured reserve after hurting his groin. Back up Reto Berra is reportedly “out for a while” after being injured in Colorado’s 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Back up to the back up, Calvin Pickard, did not fair particularly well in his NHL debut, surrendering four goals on 27 shots after replacing Berra, according to HockeyDB.com.
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Thus far, in response to the spate of injuries, Roy’s only move has been to recall goaltender Sami Aittokallio from the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters, NBC reports.
Aittokallio, 22, has yet to play a game this season.
In 36 games with Lake Erie last season, he was 15-15-3 with a 2.65 GAA and a .909 save percentage. The Tampere, Finland native was Colorado’s fourth-round selection (107th overall) at the 2010 NHL Draft.
Pickard, also 22, boasts only a fair amount of AHL experience himself.
Varlamov is reportedly set to return in only a week. But …read more