O'Connor had an assist, three shots on goal and two hits over 15:13 of ice time in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

O'Connor had been skating on Colorado's top line but was dropped to the third line, as Nathan MacKinnon returned from a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old winger helped on Samuel Girard's goal late in the first period to give the Avalanche its first tally. No longer on a line with offensive stars Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog, O'Connor is tasked with developing an on-ice rapport with prospect Alex Newhook and the recently acquired Nicolas Aube-Kubel. He has five assists and eight points over 19 games.

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