Avalanche blank Ducks; Anaheim has one goal through four games
OCT 17, 1:11a ET | AP
Rotowire: Oct 6 / 12:07p ET
News: Skille signed a one-year contract with Colorado Tuesday.
Impact: The former first-round pick tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in five exhibitions with Colorado this preseason, and apparently showed enough in camp to secure an Opening Night roster spot with the team. Skille has tallied 61 points (30 goals, 31 assists) in 239 career NHL games, and will likely slot into a bottom-six role with the Avalanche in 2015-16.
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 11:50a ET
News: Skille was held out of practice Monday with a leg injury, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: It's unclear exactly when Skille suffered the setback, or the extent of the injury. Skille signed a professional tryout offer with the Avalanche earlier in the month, so he'll likely need to return to action before the end of the preseason to earn a roster spot.
Rotowire: Sep 10 / 12:39p ET
News: Skille will likely sign a professional tryout offer with the Avalanche, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Skille has been taking informal skates with other Avalanche players in preparation for training camp, suggesting he'll be auditioning for a roster spot this fall. The 28-year-old saw action in 45 games with the Blue Jackets a season ago, recording six goals and two assists. He'll likely find himself in contention for a third- or fourth-line job.