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Colorado Avalanche

Head Coach Jared Bednar
Assistant Coach Ray Bennett
Assistant Coach Nolan Pratt
Goaltending Coach Jussi Parkkila
Playoff Odds 87.9%
Projected Cap Hit $82,589,506
Projected Cap Space $-1,814,506
Current Cap Space $886,208
LTIR Pool $2,743,506
Roster 21/23
Contracts 46/50
Transactions
Sampo Ranta | Ranta scored two goals on three shots for AHL Colorado on Saturday. Nov 28
Jack Johnson | Johnson was a healthy scratch for Saturday's 6-2 win over Nashville. Nov 28
Nicolas Aube-Kubel | Aube-Kubel notched an assist and three hits in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Predators. Nov 27
Devon Toews | Toews recorded two assists and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Predators. Nov 27
Cale Makar | Makar registered three assists, including two on the power play, in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Predators. Nov 27

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Line Combinations Updated: Nov 27 (9:35am)
$7,000,0007M
$9,250,0009.3M
$725,0000.7M
$4,100,0004.1M
$9,000,0009M
Line 1 $16,975,000 Pairing 1 $13,100,000
$2,500,0002.5M
$4,500,0004.5M
$4,900,0004.9M
$750,0000.8M
$5,000,0005M
Line 2 $11,900,000 Pairing 2 $5,750,000
$2,000,0002M
$908,3330.9M
$1,075,0001.1M
$6,000,0006M
$2,000,0002M
Line 3 $3,983,333 Pairing 3 $8,000,000
$1,000,0001M
$750,0000.8M
$750,0000.8M
$750,0000.8M
$3,500,0013.5M
Line 4 $2,500,000 Goalies $4,250,001
Injury Report
Ryan Murray
Expected Return Wed Dec 1, 2021
Ryan Murray - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Sat Nov 27, 2021
Ryan Murray | Murray (lower body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Predators, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Nathan MacKinnon
Expected Return Wed Dec 1, 2021
Nathan MacKinnon - IR - Lower Body
Not Specified
Sat Nov 27, 2021
Nathan MacKinnon | MacKinnon (lower body) is on track to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Sun Nov 21, 2021
Nathan MacKinnon | MacKinnon (lower body) skated Sunday in a non-contact jersey, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Wed Nov 10, 2021
Nathan MacKinnon | MacKinnon is expected to be sidelined for "give or take three weeks" with a lower-body injury, per coach Jared Bednar.
Tue Nov 9, 2021
Nathan MacKinnon | MacKinnon has sustained a lower-body injury and is currently under evaluation, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Martin Kaut
Expected Return Wed Dec 1, 2021
Martin Kaut - IR - Shoulder
Not Specified
Thu Nov 4, 2021
Martin Kaut | Kaut (shoulder) is dealing with a week-to-week injury after leaving Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jackets, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Wed Nov 3, 2021
Martin Kaut | Kaut (undisclosed) left Wednesday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Stefan Matteau
Expected Return Wed Dec 1, 2021
Stefan Matteau - IR-LT - Leg
Sat Oct 16, 2021
Stefan Matteau | Matteau was injured in the first period of Saturday's game versus the Blues, and he couldn't put much weight on his right leg, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Pavel Francouz
Expected Return Wed Dec 1, 2021
Pavel Francouz - IR-LT - Ankle
Sprain
Tue Nov 23, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz (ankle) remains out and will not suit up Wednesday vs. Anaheim or Friday at Dallas, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Sun Nov 21, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz (ankle) was at practice and taking shots Sunday for the first time since getting injured, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Mon Oct 25, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz (ankle) is still considered week-to-week but is progressing in his recovery, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Tue Oct 12, 2021
Pavel Francouz | The Avalanche clarified Tuesday that Francouz's lower-body injury is a sprained ankle, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Thu Oct 7, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury, (NHL).com's Rick Sadowski reports. The 31-year-old netminder has also been placed on injured reserve.
Wed Oct 6, 2021
Pavel Francouz | The Avalanche are encouraged about the condition Francouz's lower-body injury, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Tue Oct 5, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz is expected to protect the home goal in Tuesday's preseason game versus the Golden Knights, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Tue Oct 5, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz left Tuesday's contest versus the Golden Knights with an apparent lower-body injury, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(11) Forwards $46,021,667 56.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Helm, Darren LW 34
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
Anisimov, Artem C 33
$0
UFA
Soderberg, Carl C 36
$0
UFA
Kadri, Nazem C 31
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Calvert, Matt LW 31
$0
UFA
Landeskog, Gabriel LW 29
$7,000,000
NMC
$7,000,000
NMC
$7,000,000
NMC
$7,000,000
NMC
$7,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2029)
Matteau, Stefan
LTIR
C 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Megna, Jayson C 31
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
MacKinnon, Nathan
IR
C 26
$6,300,000
M-NTC
$6,300,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Aube-Kubel, Nicolas RW 25
$1,075,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Burakovsky, Andre LW 26
$4,900,000
$0
UFA
Compher, J.T.
IR
LW 26
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Kamenev, Vladislav C 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Rantanen, Mikko RW 25
$9,250,000
$9,250,000
$9,250,000
$9,250,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Jost, Tyson C 23
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Kaut, Martin
IR
RW 22
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Nichushkin, Valeri RW 26
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
O'Connor, Logan RW 25
$725,000
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Newhook, Alex C 20
$908,333
$908,333
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$46,021,667
$31,621,667
$17,300,000
$17,300,000
$7,000,000
(8) Defence $28,619,167 35.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Johnson, Jack D 34
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Erik D 33
$6,000,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,000,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Murray, Ryan D 28
$2,000,000
$0
UFA
MacDermid, Kurtis D 27
$875,000
$0
UFA
Toews, Devon D 27
$4,100,000
$4,100,000
$4,100,000
$0
UFA
Girard, Samuel D 23
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Makar, Cale D 23
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$0
UFA

(2027)
Byram, Bowen D 20
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$28,619,167
$24,994,167
$18,100,000
$14,000,000
$14,000,000
(2) Goalies $6,250,001 7.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Dubnyk, Devan G 35
$0
UFA
Kuemper, Darcy G 31
$3,500,001
$0
UFA
Johansson, Jonas G 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Francouz, Pavel
LTIR
G 31
$2,000,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$6,250,001
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
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Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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21 14 6 5
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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46 22 11 5
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$82,589,506 $56,615,834 $35,400,000 $31,300,000
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-1,814,506 $24,884,166 $46,100,000 $50,200,000
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$886,208 $24,884,166 $46,100,000 $50,200,000
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$2,743,506 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$82,632,298 $56,615,834 $35,400,000 $31,300,000
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$1,741,463 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$3,775,000 $3,775,000 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(20) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cowen, Jared D 30
$0
Ranford, Brendan LW 29
$0
Salomaki, Miikka RW 28
$0
UFA
McKeown, Roland D 25
$750,000
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Sikura, Dylan RW 26
$800,000
$0
UFA
Gilbert, Dennis D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Boikov, Sergei D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olhaver, Gustav C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Middleton, Keaton D 23
$742,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Maltsev, Mikhail C 23
$809,167
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Clurman, Nathan D 23
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Barron, Travis LW 23
$0
UFA
Miska, Hunter G 26
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bowers, Shane C 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Henry, Nick RW 23
$798,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Kvaca, Petr G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Leivermann, Nick D 23
$0
Lewis, Ty LW 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Shaw, Brady LW 29
$0
Annunen, Justus G 21
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Ranta, Sampo LW 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Weiss, Tyler LW 21
$0
Saigeon, Brandon C 23
$0
$0
UFA
Zhuravlyov, Danila D 21
$0
Kovalenko, Nikolai RW 22
$0
Shmakov, Shamil G 22
$0
MacDonald, Jacob D 28
$725,000
$0
UFA
Sherwood, Kiefer RW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Gross, Jordan D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Boucher, Matthew LW 23
$0
$0
UFA
Davis, Kevin D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Helleson, Drew D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Stienburg, Matthew C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Beaucage, Alex RW 20
$878,333
$878,333
$878,333
$0
RFA
Mutala, Sasha RW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Burzan, Luka C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Miner, Trent G 20
$828,333
$828,333
$828,333
$0
RFA
Joly, Michael RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Larocque, Sasha D 27
$0
$0
UFA
O’Connor, Logan RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Tischke, Peter D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Barron, Justin D 20
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Foudy, Jean-Luc C 19
$878,333
$878,333
$878,333
$0
RFA
Ambrosio, Colby C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Aman, Nils C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Jones, Peyton G 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Wingerli, Andreas C 24
$842,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olausson, Oskar LW 19
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Behrens, Sean D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Buyalsky, Andrei C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Makar, Taylor C 20
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,450,832
$7,083,332
$4,434,999