|Date of Birth||4/16/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 230 lbs|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 1 (16th Overall) by BUF|
Zadorov will be back in the lineup for Saturday's road game against the Devils, The Denver Post reports.
There were questions about how long Zadorov might sit out as a healthy scratch having reported to training camp late and out of shape, but it appears the stocky blueliner will have only missed Opening Night -- Thursday's 4-2 road win over the Rangers. It's not clear if coach Jared Bednar was trying to send the Russian a message, but we're guessing Zadorov knows he needs to step up after recording a mere 10 points (all assists) and a minus-20 rating over 56 games last year.
Zadorov will be scratched from Thursday's road opener versus the Rangers, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Having had a late start to the preseason due to visa issues, Zadorov likely needs more time to get into game shape. The imposing defenseman -- he's 6-foot-5, 230 pounds -- went scoreless against 10 helpers and a minus-20 rating in 56 games with the Avalanche last season, but it's not as if he was in a good position to succeed as Colorado slumped through its worst season in franchise history.