Bo Byram practices, Avalanche recalls Eagles players

As we reported last night, Bo Byram actually trained today, in a non-contact jersey. It’s the latest in a Byram rehab stop, and of course we all hope he’s doing well and that he’s back in the ranks soon.

After training, the NHL announced that Avs’ upcoming back-to-back scheduled matches against Stars – at the Ball Arena on Wednesday and in Dallas on Friday – have joined the already long list of suspensions due to COVID-19 issues. So Avalanche has played their last game in 2021. The earliest they could play again is on January 2 against the Ducks.

Here’s a short video that Terry Frei took of Byram skating today (and please subscribe to my YouTube channel. It’s free).

The other guy in that video, in a red sweater, is Ryan Murray.

Avs today recalled goalkeeper Hunter Miska and striker Cal Burke from the Eagles. Both have been assigned to the kidney-reformed “taxi team”, which was a feature last season. Avs also reminded of Mikhail Maltsev.

Miska, until January 5, is your new Avs backup goalkeeper. Or maybe it will change in the coming days, who knows? Maybe Justus Annunen will be called up to play a certain game. At this point, it’s everyone’s guess at list thing.

UPDATE: Coach Jared Bednar was not made available today. It was just Darcy Kuemper and JT Compher. Kuemper said he had no symptoms from Covid when he was on the list, but that he spent much of the time trapped in his basement. … Compher said he had mild symptoms, but he’s fine now. Compher said “We will be ready to play (Wednesday) if we get the chance.”

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