Toews (undisclosed) will make the trip for Thursday's road game in St. Louis, but he won't play against the Blues, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Toews was cleared for contact Monday, so he's clearly making progress in his recovery, but the Avalanche have yet to release a specific timetable for the 27-year-old blueliner's return. Toews, who racked up nine goals and 31 points while posting a plus-29 rating in 53 games last campaign, should slot into a top-pairing role once he's cleared to make his season debut.

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