Barrie assisted on goals by Tyson Jost and Alex Kerfoot on Thursday against the Sabres. These were Barrie's first two points of the season after going without a point in the first three games. The Avs went 2-for-4 with the man advantage with Barrie playing 6:09 and Samuel Girard just 1:00. Barrie is undoubtedly the team's primary power-play quarterback. With Nathan MacKinnon and that offense, Barrie is a good source of power-play points.
Barrie scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 6-5 win over Dallas. Barrie led all Avalanche skaters in ice time Sunday, playing nearly 23 minutes. As part of his two-point performance, Barrie finished the night with a plus-3 rating and appears more than ready for the regular season to begin. A season ago, the 27-year-old averaged nearly 23 minutes of action each game.
Barrie (strain) will start against the Golden Knights on Tuesday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Barrie got banged up in practice, but if he's starting a preseason game he must be no worse for the wear. Otherwise, the Avalanche wouldn't risk his health. The 27-year-old is coming off a great season where he notched 14 goals and 43 assists in only 68 games. A whopping 30 of those points came on the power play, so he should be primed to do some real damage with the extra man this year.
Barrie (pulled muscle) practiced in a regular jersey Saturday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. While Barrie missed practice Friday having pulled a muscle during the previous day's testing, this isn't believed to be a serious issue. Colorado's third-round (64th overall) pick from 2013 is coming off a career-high output of 14 goals, 43 assists and 30 power-play points. The Avalanche open the preseason against the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Barrie didn't practice Friday as a precaution after pulling a muscle during Thursday's testing, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Barrie's injury doesn't sound overly serious, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him receive clearance to play ahead of Tuesday's preseason opener against Vegas. The 27-year-old blueliner will undoubtedly be a hot commodity in drafts this season after racking up 14 goals and 57 points in 68 games last campaign.
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