Soderberg registered an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights. Soderberg set up Devon Toews' first-period goal. The assist was Soderberg's first point in five games since he was traded back to the Avalanche from the Blackhawks. In 2020-21, the 35-year-old has produced 16 points, 54 shots on net, a minus-6 rating and 56 hits through 39 appearances. He's held a third-line role with the Avalanche.
Soderberg had two hits and one blocked shot over 15:22 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues. Soderberg lined up for his season debut with Colorado, which acquired him from the Blackhawks at the trade deadline. He settled in at second-line right wing, thought it's unclear if that'll be his permanent home. Joonas Donskoi (illness) was unavailable Wednesday.
Soderberg (not injury related) is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against St. Louis, Conor McGahey of Altitude TV reports. Soderberg was acquired at the trade deadline Monday via Chicago, as he'll make his first appearance with his new team. The veteran spent four seasons with Colorado from 2015-2018, racking up 57 goals and 151 points over that span. This season, he accumulated seven goals and 15 points over 34 games with the Blackhawks. Although Soderberg's role is unclear, he'll replace Joonas Donskoi (illness) in the lineup Wednesday.
Colorado head coach Jared Bednar was unclear on how Soderberg (not injury related) will be deployed going forward, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. The Avalanche acquired him from the Blackhawks on Monday. Bednar said observers will "have to wait and see" where Soderberg plays, adding that how other guys are performing will be a factor. The most likely landing spot for the 35-year-old is as the third-line center, taking over for Tyson Jost, who could move to wing on the third or fourth line.
Soderberg was acquired by the Avalanche from the Blackhawks in a swap for Josh Dickinson and Ryder Rolston on Monday. Soderberg will be back with the Avs after having been traded away by the club in June of 2019. In 34 outings with the Hawks this year, the 35-year-old center garnered seven goals and eight helpers, including five power-play points. A top-six role with Colorado is likely off the table but he should still offer decent production as a third-line center. Soderberg won't be ready to play against the Coyotes on Monday but could be ready in time to play versus St. Louis on Wednesday.
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