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Rotowire: Sep 30 / 4:59p ET
News: Meszaros was cut by the Avalanche on Wednesday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Meszaros signed a PTO contract with the Avs at the start of preseason, but suffered a groin injury and was never able to suit up for any of the Avs' preseason games.
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 2:17p ET
News: Meszaros is suffering from a groin injury that has left him day-to-day, the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Meszaros' groin injury likely occurred within the last couple days, and it has left him day-to-day at a critical time in the preseason evaluation period. While the 10-year veteran still stands a chance at earning a roster spot, missing time this close to the regular season certainly won't do him any favors.
Rotowire: Sep 16 / 3:21p ET
News: Meszaros signed a professional tryout contract with the Avalanche on Wednesday.
Impact: Meszaros, a 10-year veteran, was a bust after inking a one-year, $4.125 million contract with the Sabres last season, as he produced seven goals and 14 points in 60 games while spending frequent time in ex-coach Ted Nolan's doghouse as a healthy scratch. The 29-year-old has shown average-to-above-average scoring ability from the blue line in the past, but with the Avalanche more in need of shoring up their defense in front of Semyon Varlamov rather than adding puck movers, it's not clear if Meszaros' skill set fits in with their plans. The Avalanche will take a glimpse at him and see if he can showcase an effective two-way game in camp; if so, he could come away with a roster spot.