• Avs' McLeod Productive In Finale

    News: Cody McLeod closed out the regular season with a goal, four shots on goal and six hits in Saturday's win over Chicago.
    Analysis: A good final game for Cody McLeod, who finishes the year with seven goals and 12 points in 82 games. Most of his fantasy value came from his time in the penalty box, as his 191 PIM were second most in the NHL. He's never surpassed 20 points in his career and is a career bottom-six player, so don't expect anything to change anytime soon.
  • Avs' McLeod Moved To Second Line

    News: Cody McLeod will skate on the Avs' second line for the game in Columbus on Saturday, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
    Analysis: Cody McLeod will fill the void created by the injury to Nathan MacKinnon, and skate alongside Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly in Saturday's matchup against the Blue Jackets. It was not stated as to whether this will be a lineup used for the remainder of the season or just a temporary fix for the game against Columbus.
  • Avs' McLeod Tagged For 17 PIM In Loss

    News: Cody McLeod was dinged for 17 PIM in Saturday's loss to the Wild.
    Analysis: A spirited outing from Cody McLeod, who now has a whopping 167 PIM this season -- second-most in the NHL. While he's only produced nine points in 63 games, the 30-year-old piles up the PIM, making him worth owning in deep specialty leagues.
  • Avs' McLeod Picks Up 30 PIM, Named First Star

    News: Cody McLeod was named first star of the game Saturday, collecting 30 PIM in a win over the Stars.
    Analysis: While he was held pointless, the 30-year-old contributed four shots on goal and five hits in 8:58 of ice time. Cody McLeod, who has eight points in 56 games, now has 140 PIM on the season -- second most in the NHL. He doesn't produce much offense in a bottom-six role, but the 30-year-old's whopping PIM totals make him worth owning in very deep leagues.
  • Avs' McLeod (Leg) Questionable For Tuesday

    News: Cody McLeod is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks with a leg injury, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
    Analysis: Cody McLeod has suited up in all of the Avs' previous 39 games this season, but looks in real jeopardy of having to miss his first contest. The Avalanche will likely reassess his condition in the afternoon before making a final call on his status. If he's unfit to play the Avs will skate 11 forwards, while Zach Redmond enters the lineup as a seventh defenseman.
  • Avs' McLeod (Leg) Playing Tuesday

    News: Cody McLeod (leg) suited up for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
    Analysis: Considered questionable heading into the contest, Cody McLeod experienced no issues during the pregame warmup and was given the go-ahead to play. He'll assume a spot on the Avs' fourth line.
  • Avs' McLeod Scores In Loss

    News: Cody McLeod scored his third goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Cody McLeod had just one point since Nov. 26 entering Sunday's contest, but he was able to pick up a goal on one of his two shots on net. The 30-year-old won't add much offensive production, but his 85 penalty minutes are the second most in the league.
  • Avs' McLeod Shows Up In Box Score

    News: Cody McLeod scored his first goal of the year, added his first assist, went plus-2, collected two PIM and dished four hits Thursday against the Islanders.
    Analysis: A nice and easy game for Cody McLeod, who'd (rather typically) collected 26 PIM, but no points over the first 10 games of the year. Don't expect too many offensive outbursts like this from the 30-year-old winger, whose main value lies in his toughness.
  • Avs Extend McLeod

    News: The Avalanche signed Cody McLeod to a three-year, $4 million extension Monday.
    Analysis: The veteran winger provided five goals and eight assists in 71 games last season, and the Avs decided it was enough to warrant an extension. He'll likely continue to be a bottom-six forward this season.
  • Avs' McLeod Returning For Playoffs

    News: Cody McLeod (ankle) will return for game one of the playoffs Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche report.
    Analysis: Cody McLeod -- who missed the final six games of the regular season after crashing into the boards on March 4th and injuring his left ankle -- will provide some much needed forward depth for the Avs in their opening-round series against the Wild. Offensive blueliner Tyson Barrie (upper-body) will also rejoin the lineup in game one Thursday.