Nichushkin had two shots on net and recorded three hits over 19:12 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 win over the Kraken.

Nichushkin returned to the ice after missing four games due to an upper-body injury. He started the game on the second line, then rotated to the top line when Colorado head coach Jared Bednar tweaked combinations after the Avalanche fell behind, 3-1. With Gabriel Landeskog in COVID-19 protocols, forwards like Nichushkin, Andre Burakovsky or J.T. Compher may be asked to skate on the first line Tuesday against Nashville and possibly Friday against Arizona.

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