Posted: 9:39 PM Ryan Smyth scored two second-period goals then was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being checked into the boards Saturday. Smyth was injured when Los Angeles defenseman Jack Johnson checked him into the glass at the end of the Avalanche bench late in the second period.
Posted: 9:35 PM Ryan Smyth was taken off the ice on a stretcher after Los Angeles defenseman Jack Johnson checked him into the glass at the end of the Avalanche's bench late in the second period Saturday night.
Posted: 9:25 PM Colorado starting pitcher Jason Hirsh made his first appearance since being hit in the lower right leg against the Brewers on Aug. 7. He missed the rest of the season with a cracked fibula.
Updated: 4:51 PM Pro Bowl safety John Lynch took a pay cut to remain with the Denver Broncos for a fifth season, passing on a chance to retire or test free agency. Lynch was scheduled to make 2 million dollars in 2008 and hesitated about returning to the team after he was asked to take a salary cut, the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News reported.
Posted: 3:30 PM The Colorado Avalanche are looking forward to having Peter Forsberg join them in Denver.
Team officials learned this afternoon that Forsberg will arrive in Colorado later today.
He's scheduled to skate at the Pepsi Center tomorrow morning.
Updated: 10:26 PM The Denver Broncos on Friday released linebacker Ian Gold and wide receiver Javon Walker, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Gold, a ninth-year player, spent seven seasons with the Broncos (2000-03, ’05-07) and appeared in 99 games (67 starts) with the club, totaling 542 tackles (426 solo) and 16.5 sacks. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2004 season.
Posted: 10:34 PM After only a half season as their closer, Corpas agreed Thursday to an $8,025,000, four-year contract with the Colorado Rockies that could be worth up to $22,775,000, including escalators and team options for 2012 and 2013.
Updated: 6:16 PM Peter Forsberg skated with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday for the first time since his surprise signing and return to the NHL two days earlier. Forsberg, who traveled to Vancouver from his native Sweden, skated for close to an hour, but is not expected to play against the Canucks on Wednesday night
Posted: 6:23 PM First, Peter Forsberg. Now, Adam Foote.
For the second time in two days, the Colorado Avalanche have brought back a player from their glory days.
The Avalanche announced today they acquired Foote from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional first-round draft choice in 2008 or 2009 and a conditional fourth-round choice in 2009.
Yesterday, Colorado agreed to terms on a deal that brings Forsberg back to Denver for the rest of the current season.
Posted: 6:21 PM The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenseman Ruslan Salei from the Florida Panthers.
In return, the Avs give up the rights to Karlis Skrastins and give Florida a third-round pick in this year's draft.
The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Colorado agreed to terms on a deal that brings former MVP Peter Forsberg back to Denver for the rest of the current season.
Posted: 6:19 PM Neifi Perez agreed today to return to the Colorado Rockies on a minor league contract -- a goodwill gesture for one of the more popular players in club history.
Perez could earn 1 million dollars if he makes the 40-man roster and earns significant playing time, but the odds of that are slim because the organization is loaded with young, talented infielders.
The Rockies already have two candidates in Clint Barmes and Omar Quintanilla to replace Jamey Carroll as their utility infielder.
Posted: 6:04 PM Left-hander Jeff Francis will be the Opening Day starter when the Colorado Rockies begin defending their National League pennant at St. Louis on March 31st.
Manager Clint Hurdle broke from tradition Monday and made the announcement much earlier than usual.
Hurdle says Francis earned the opportunity by going 17-9 with a 4.22 ERA last year.
Posted: 5:59 PM The Colorado Avalanche and Peter Forsberg have agreed on a contract through the end of this season.
The 34-year-old has been struggling with a foot and ankle injury.
Forsberg played nine seasons with Avalanche and helped the team win two Stanley Cups. He won the Hart Trophy and appeared in seven All Star games.
Posted: 9:46 PM The 25-year-old rookie who helped fuel the Colorado Rockies' remarkable run to the World Series with his clutch bat off the bench is among four outfielders competing for two backup jobs with the NL champions.
Posted: 9:26 PM Andrew Cogliano's third-period goal helped the Edmonton Oilers end a three-game losing streak and ruin the return of Joe Sakic to the Colorado lineup by beating the Avalanche 3-2 Sunday night.