Zadorov signed a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Avalanche on Friday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. This is the second contract Zadorov has signed with the Avalanche since being traded to the team back in 2013. He is coming off a 2019 season in which he posted 14 points in 70 games.
Colorado has sent Zadorov a qualifying offer, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Zadorov was one of the Avalanche's better stay-at-home defenders last season, picking up 14 points while posting a plus-19 rating in 70 games. The 6-foot-5 Russian will have a similar role in 2019-20, but he won't be worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats due to his lack of offensive upside.
Zadorov racked up 11 hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 3. Zadorov hasn't put his name on the scoresheet in eight postseason games, but he has delivered 42 hits, 20 PIM and 16 blocked shots in that span. The Russian blueliner had only 14 points in 70 regular-season contests, so he can't be trusted for offense, but he is almost certain to provide physicality whenever he hops over the boards.
Zadorov racked up six hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Flames in Game 1 of their first-round series. Zadorov had 228 hits and 67 blocks to go with 14 points in 70 regular-season games. While he likely won't add much scoring from the third pairing, he should do just fine in the more physical statistics.
Zadorov posted an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights. Zadorov had gone 10 games without a point before helping to set up Gabriel Bourque's game-winning tally. Zadorov has 12 points in 65 games this year, but also ranks 15th in the league with 207 hits. The physical defender likely doesn't appear on most fantasy radars.
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