• Sent to AHL San Antonio

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche was reassigned to San Antonio of the AHL on Wednesday, The Denver Post reports.
    Analysis: Marc-Andre Cliche played in 74 games for the Avs last season but was only able to contribute seven points, showing just how desperate the Avs got when the team was decimated by injuries last season. Now with added depth at nearly every position, Cliche will start the season with San Antonio and will look to get back with the parent club sometime during the season.
  • Avs' Cliche Records Assist In Loss

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche recorded an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
    Analysis: It gives Marc-Andre Cliche his first point since Dec. 31, a drought lasting 28 games. The fourth liner's scoring opportunities are unsurprisingly scarce, and he's not an ideal source of PIM or hits, either, making him virtually untouchable in any format.
  • Avs' Cliche Cleared To Play Saturday

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche (oblique) has been cleared to play Saturday against the Blues.
    Analysis: Marc-Andre Cliche had missed the team's previous five games while tending to the injury, but was cleared to return after getting in a full practice Friday. Due to Cliche's impending return, the Avs reassigned Paul Carey to AHL Lake Erie.
  • Avs' Cliche Suffers Oblique Injury

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche is expected to miss up to two weeks due to an oblique injury suffered in Saturday's game against Dallas, the Denver Post reports.
    Analysis: Marc-Andre Cliche is a fourth-liner with just three points on the season, but it's yet another injury to a team that has been operating like a MASH unit all season.
  • Avs' Cliche Nets First Goal

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders.
    Analysis: As the Avs' fourth-line center, Marc-Andre Cliche isn't asked to produce much offensively, as his seven points in 76 games last season would attest. He doesn't pile up the hits or penalty minutes, either, making it difficult to extract fantasy value from him even in specialty leagues.
  • Avs Ink Cliche To Two-Year Extension

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche signed a two-year, $1.4 million extension with the Avalanche on Thursday.
    Analysis: After being claimed off waivers from the Kings earlier this season, Marc-Andre Cliche has become a useful depth forward for the Avalanche, even if his modest numbers don't suggest as much. He offers most of his value on the defensive end for the Avs.
  • Avs' Cliche Pots First Career Goal

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche scored his first career goal in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: Marc-Andre Cliche's presence on the fourth line typically limits his offensive responsibilities, but nearly every starter had a chance to pick up a point against the hapless Sabres. Don't view Saturday's goal as a sign of things to come for Cliche.
  • Cliche Claimed By Avs

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche was claimed off waivers from the Kings by the Avalanche on Sunday, the Denver Post reports.
    Analysis: Marc-Andre Cliche will have to be paid his full contract of $550,000 regardless of whether he's in the majors or in the AHL. He could provide depth at center for the Avs this season.
  • Cliche Agrees To Contract With Kings

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, has inked a two-year deal with the Kings.
    Analysis: Marc-Andre Cliche had 17 goals and 24 assists in the AHL last season and figures to get a look at filling a dpeth role with the Kings next season.
  • Kings' Cliche Clears Waivers And Assigned To AHL

    News: Marc-Andre Cliche cleared waivers and was assigned to the Kings' AHL affiliate Tuesday.
    Analysis: Also clearing waivers and reporting to Manchester were Rich Clune and David Meckler. Marc-Andre Cliche will be called upon when injuries dictate and provide organizational depth.