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Avs protected list for Expansion Draft revealed

On Sunday morning, the NHL revealed the protection lists of all 30 NHL teams ahead of this next week’s Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Colorado Avalanche elected to protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and 1 goaltender. The list of protected players is below:

F – Sven Andrighetto

F – Blake Comeau

F – Matt Duchene

F – Rocco Grimaldi

F – Gabriel Landeskog

F – Nathan MacKinnon

F – Matt Nieto

D – Tyson Barrie

D – Erik Johnson

D – Nikita Zadorov

G – Semyon Varlamov

Among the notable players under contract that the Avalanche are leaving exposed are goaltender Calvin Pickard, forwards Carl Soderberg, Joe Colborne and Mikhail Grigorenko, and defenseman Mark Barberio.



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