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Avalanche du Colorado
Alex Newhook made his NHL debut when the Avalanche faced the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday (NBCSN, ALT, NHL.TV).
The 20-year-old forward, who was the 16th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, signed a three-year contract, starting March 31. Nazem Kadri and André Burakovsky.
Newhook scored nine points (five goals, four assists) in eight games for Colorado in the American Hockey League after scoring 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 12 games during his second season with Boston College.
The Avalanche (34-12-4), who clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs, was second in the eight-team Honda West Division, two points behind the first Vegas Golden Knights and two points behind. ahead of the third. Minnesota Wild place. The top four teams will advance to the playoffs.
Vegas Golden Knights
Ryan Reaves is expected to return for the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it’s unclear if the forward will be back in the regular season.
Reaves hasn’t played since April 11 due to an undisclosed injury. He’s scored five points (one goal, four assists) in 37 games and leads Vegas in hits (141).
“He’s getting closer but I don’t have a firm answer on when he’ll be back,” said coach Peter DeBoer. “I expect him to be healthy for the playoffs for us, and if he can come back sooner than that, we’ll want him to come back sooner than that. “
Vegas has five games to play this season starting against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; BSN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV). Their last game is scheduled for May 12 against the San Jose Sharks.
Before Max Pacioretty will miss his second game in a row with an undisclosed injury, but DeBoer has said it won’t be in the long run.
Vegas (36-13-2), which clinched a playoff berth, is first in the eight-team Honda West division, two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche. – Jessi Pierce
Red Wings de Detroit
Tyler Bertuzzi should be ready for the start of next season after the forward underwent back surgery on April 30.
Bertuzzi last performed on January 30. He has scored seven points (five goals, two assists) in nine games and may become a restricted free agent after this season.
“I don’t want to go into the exact timing of this because I don’t know if it’s totally relevant,” coach Jeff Blashill said Wednesday. “At the end of the day, he’s going to go through a normal rehabilitation process, and then the rehabilitation process comes in at the start of training (camp).
“As with any injury, you never know for sure what the recoveries look like, but I think you expect him to be able to make a full recovery and be ready early next year, and we will see. ”
Robby Fabbri (upper body) is out for the last two games of the season, Blashill said. The forward has not played since April 3.
There was no update on the center Dylan Larkin, who has not played since April 20 due to an undisclosed injury.
“He continues to be evaluated,” Blashill said. “We will continue to see where this goes. “
The Red Wings (18-27-9) are seventh in the eight-team Discover Central division. They were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. – Jon Lane