Rantanen’s MRI results reveal …
His collarbone is not broken and he doesn’t need surgery.
Options for the Avalanche in net and up front
Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: With forward Mikko Rantanen and goaltender Philipp Grubauer going down with injuries, Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic must feel some added pressure to make a move by the trade deadline.
Kiszla wonders about the Avalanche adding a goaltender. The Montreal Canadiens scouted the Avs on the weekend, but Carey Price costs to much. If the Avalanche aren’t going to acquire New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, they may not be adding a goalie.
Frank Seravalli of TSN: The Avalanche had been interested in Chris Kreider before Rantanen’s injury, and their urgency to get a deal done may increase now.
The Avs have a deep prospect pool and the cap space to add Kreider,
Kreider has also shown an interest in remaining with the Rangers.
The Avs have competition from the Boston Bruins, St Louis Blues, and possibly the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals.
Spector’s Hockey: Marc de Foy of Le Journal de Montreal recently reported that the Tomas Tatar and Jeff Petry aren’t going anywhere.