Colorado Avalanche
    Ian Cole
    Ian Cole
    #28 | Ian Cole
    Healthy
    Defense | Colorado Avalanche
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 2/21/1989
    Height, Weight 6'1", 219 lbs
    From Ann Arbor, MI
    Drafted 2007 - Rd 1
    2018-19 Season
    BS
    178
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    PIM
    115
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    +/-
    -1
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 2/21/1989
    Height, Weight 6'1", 219 lbs
    From Ann Arbor, MI
    Drafted 2007 - Rd 1
    RotowireJun 26, 10:16a ET

    News

    Cole (hip) isn't expected to be ready to return until December, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

    Impact

    It was already clear that Cole wouldn't be ready for the start of the 2019-20 campaign after undergoing surgery on both of his hips this offseason, but this news confirms that, at a minimum, he'll be sidelined for the first two months of regular-season action. That revelation won't impact many fantasy drafts, as Cole simply doesn't have enough offensive upside to be considered a viable option in most formats, but it represents a big blow to an Avalanche blue line that relied heavily on Cole's defensive responsibility last season.