News: The Avs are labeling Tanguay (facial fracture) as day-to-day.
Impact: It appeared the Avalanche were going with the "out indefinitely" tag with Tanguay after he took a puck to the face Thursday night, but their evaluation Friday evidently showed the injury wasn't severe as expected. He'll still be forced out of action Saturday against the Hurricanes, with his availability in question for the team's next game Tuesday as well.
News: The Avs are considering Stuart (hamstring) day-to-day at this point.
Impact: Stuart was moved to injured reserve Friday, but that was strictly procedural, as a rash of injuries to the Avs' forward ranks forced them to recall a trio of players from the minors. It's not clear what Stuart's on-ice activity has been like of late, but the day-to-day tag would seem to imply that he's nearing a return.
News: Mitchell will sit out Saturday's game against the Hurricanes with a leg injury.
Impact: The Avalanche have been absolutely decimated by injuries of late, as the team was forced to move all of Dennis Everberg, Jamie McGinn and Brad Stuart to injured reserve a day earlier to get some healthy bodies onto the active roster. Mitchell's concern looks minor by comparison and he's being labeled as day-to-day, but the forward will probably need to get in a practice before the Avalanche use him in a game.
News: Vincour was recalled from AHL Lake Erie on Friday.
Impact: With Jesse Winchester still recovering from a concussion, Vincour will provide the Avs with some much-needed depth at center. In 88 career NHL games, Vincour has scored seven goals and tallied nine assists with a minus-8 rating.
News: Agozzino was recalled from AHL Lake Erie on Friday.
Impact: Agozzino has never played in an NHL game. However, with the plethora of injuries Colorado has suffered at left wing, he may see some action on the Avs' fourth line as Alex Tanguay, Dennis Everberg, Jamie McGinn, and Patrick Bordeleau recover from various ailments. In 75 games at the AHL level last season, Agozzino scored 17 goals and tallied 32 assists to go with a minus-12 rating.
News: McGinn (back) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Impact: McGinn was first considered day-to-day, but now his injury appears to be more serious than initially thought. He will be required to sit until Saturday, meaning he could return before the next game, but the team's recall of three forwards likely indicates that is an unrealistic timetable. His next opportunity to return would be Tuesday against the Coyotes.
News: Everberg (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Impact: Everberg had recently earned his was back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the previous two games, but the injury will now cause him to miss an extended period of time. The Avs called up Andrew Agozzino, Ben Street and Tomas Vincour to replace the three forwards they lost Friday.
News: Street was recalled from AHL Lake Erie on Friday.
Impact: Street has played in just 19 career NHL games, but will likely get another shot with the news that Brad Stuart, Dennis Evergerg and Jamie McGinn were all placed on injured reserve. In his 19 games, the 27-year-old has two total assists and a minus-3 rating.
News: Stuart (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Impact: Injuries suffered by Alex Tanguay (facial fracture) and Dennis Everberg (separated shoulder) will prompt the Avalanche to make a few call-ups, so Stuart will move to IR to open up a roster spot. The blueliner is still limited by a hamstring issue and it's not clear when he might return to the ice.
News: Tanguay has been ruled out indefinitely with a facial fracture, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Coach Patrick Roy noted that Tanguay avoided a fractured jaw in Thursday's loss to the Capitals, but he's still be forced out action for an undetermined length of time as a result of the fracture. The Avs will have to wait and see how much progress Tanguay makes in the next few days before having a clearer idea of when he might return. In any event, it looks like the Avs could be without their leading goal scorer for multiple games.
News: Berra will start between the pipes Saturday against the Hurricanes.
Impact: Berra surrendered three goals on 23 shots Thursday against the Capitals, but with Semyon Varlamov still dealing with a groin injury, he'll get the start again Saturday. He will enter the matchup against the Caps sporting a 4-5-4 record with a 2.95 GAA and .918 save percentage.
News: Everberg suffered a separated shoulder in Thursday's game against the Capitals.
Impact: The injury presumably will sideline Everberg for multiple weeks, as Patrick Roy noted the team would likely make a call-up to cover for his absence. The young winger had just earned his way back into the lineup Thursday after serving as a healthy scratch for the previous two games.
News: Tanguay has been diagnosed with a facial fracture and won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes.
Impact: The Avalanche haven't clarified if the injury will knock Tanguay out of action for multiple games, but he'll be held out for at least one contest while the team continues to assess his condition. The winger, who suffered the injury when he was struck in the face by an Alex Ovechkin shot Thursday against the Capitals, has been one of the few players to live up to expectations in a disappointing season for the Avs. He has seven goals and 11 points over 20 games.
News: The Avalanche played half the game Thursday short-handed after Tanguay was hit in the face on a shot by Ovechkin. Tanguay immediately skated off the ice and went into the locker room. The Avalanche announced that Tanguay sustained a jaw injury.