Joe Colborne suited up in 62 games for the Avalanche last season, and he'll be in the mix for a bottom-six role once again this year. The 6-foot-5 center's stock has dropped dramatically since last offseason, as he followed up a 44-point campaign as a member of the Flames with just four goals and four assists after inking a two-year deal with Colorado. Chances are the 27-year-old will end up somewhere in between those two point totals if he can consistently avoid being a healthy scratch.
Colborne dished out two helpers in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Edmonton. This was Colborne's first multi-point effort since a hat trick in his Avalanche debut Oct. 19. He skated just 10:19 in this one, and the 27-year-old remains largely off the fantasy radar, given his minuscule role.
Colborne picked up two minor penalties Friday in an eventual 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes, getting whistled for high-sticking and slashing. After registering 44 points in 73 games with Calgary last season, Colborne's been a colossal bust in his move to the Central Division. His time spent in the sin bin Friday could signal frustration from a campaign that's included a mere five points with a minus-17 rating over 46 contests, and he's fortunate that he didn't hurt his team with the penalties. Yeah, maybe the four PIM salvaged his fantasy night to some degree, but even that looks like an aberration as he's only spent 24 minutes in the box all year. If you've been hanging onto Colborne in hopes that he'll get it together, it's time to reconsider that train of thought.
Colborne (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Jets, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports. Colborne will slot into his usual bottom-six role Saturday, skating with Carl Soderberg and Andreas Martinsen on Colorado's fourth line. The 27-year-old forward has failed to tally a single point in his last 34 games, and isn't a practical option in season-long fantasy formats.
Colborne (illness) missed Friday's practice, and is questionable for Saturday's game against Winnipeg, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports. The center hasn't been playing well this year, with four points in 38 games, and only averaging 11:33 per game. If he misses the game, his chance to return will come Tuesday against Montreal.
Colborne has just four points in 32 games this year. The 26-year-old is having a horrible time this season, as he hasn't recorded a point in a whopping 28 games. It's been a down year for pretty much everyone in Denver -- which certainly hasn't helped get Colborne back on track -- and as such, he's not going to come anywhere close to the career-high 44 points he put up last season with Calgary.
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