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Colorado Avalanche linked to trio of goaltenders to address injury situation


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Cooper Godin
September 19, 2023  (10:23)
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With training camp set to open later this week, the Colorado Avalanche are dealing with an injury between the pipes to Pavel Francouz. This has led the Avalanche to scour the goaltending market for a replacement.

According to Adrian Dater, the Avalanche have a trio of leading candidates they've been linked to - UFA Jaroslav Halak, Calgary's Dan Vladar and Montreal's Casey DeSmith.
"Avs looking for new backup goalie. Halak, Vladar and DeSmith leading candidates. Francouz out a while with more injury stuff."

Halak, 38, spent the 2022-23 season with the New York Rangers where he had a record of 10-9-5 with a 2.72 GAA, a .903 save percentage and one shutout in 25 games.
When it comes to Calgary's Dan Vladar and Montreal's Casey DeSmith, both can be easily moved by their respective franchise. In Calgary, goaltending prospect Dustin Wolf appears ready to make the team on a full-time basis behind Jakob Markstrom, which would leave Vladar as the odd man out.
Montreal Canadiens General Manager Kent Hughes has said he will look to move Casey DeSmith and told the 32-year-old that he will not be assigned to the AHL. Much like the Flames, Montreal has two goaltenders on their NHL roster, Samuel Montembeault and Jake Allen, which would make DeSmith the third string at this time.
Which goaltender do you think would be the best fit for the Colorado Avalanche? Let us know what you think in the poll below!
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Colorado Avalanche linked to trio of goaltenders to address injury situation

Which goaltender would be the best fit for the Avalanche?

Casey DeSmith3641.4 %
Dan Vladar3135.6 %
Jaroslav Halak2023 %
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