O'Brien was recalled for Friday's contest against Anaheim, per CapFriendly. O'Brien will suit up for the fifth straight game Friday. The 26-year-old is averaging 6:21 of ice time with one assist in his four NHL appearances to date.
O'Brien was designated for the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly. The rugged winger has recorded 19 PIM and nine hits across four games with the Avalanche this season. He'll continue to practice with the big club while on the taxi squad.
O'Brien had one hit and 12 PIM in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Wild. O'Brien has been a nasty presence since getting called up to replace the injured Logan O'Connor (lower body) on the fourth line, so it shouldn't be surprising to see him get lit up with a misconduct in a blowout loss. He ran afoul of Minnesota's Matt Dumba, and both were assessed roughing minors then tossed midway through the third period less than a minute after the Wild scored their eighth and final goal. In four games up with the Avalanche, O'Brien has nine hits and 19 PIM.
O'Brien was promoted to the active roster Wednesday. O'Brien continues to fill in for Logan O'Connor (lower body) on the Avalanche's fourth line. The 26-year-old O'Brien has one assist, eight hits and seven PIM through three games.
O'Brien was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly. O'Brien has dressed for the last three games, and he notched his first NHL point since the 2014-15 campaign when he set up J.T. Compher's goal Monday against the Wild. The 26-year-old O'Brien can continue practicing and traveling with the team while on the taxi squad.
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