O'Connor produced an assist and five shots on goal in Monday's 7-5 win over the Senators. O'Connor came up clutch in the third period, setting up Alex Newhook for the game-winning tally. The 25-year-old O'Connor has been solid in seven games in November, recording three goals and two assists while playing top-six minutes for the first time in his career. He has seven points, 40 shots, 15 hits and an even plus-minus rating in 15 outings overall.
O'Connor had one shot on goal, one hit and four penalty minutes while finishing minus-1 in Friday's 7-3 win over Seattle. O'Connor was the lone member of the Avalanche to finish on the negative side of plus/minus, but he remained at right wing of the first line for the second consecutive game. In two contests since he replaced J.T. Compher (upper body), who was filling in for Nathan MacKinnon (lower body), O'Connor has one shot on goal, two hits, two blocked shots, four PIM, one takeaway and is minus-1 while averaging 15:41 TOI.
O'Connor had one hit and two blocked shots over 16:06 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Vancouver. O'Connor opened the game on Colorado's top line but did not finish there. Nor was he used on the power play, where the Avalanche did most of their damage, scoring on three of five opportunities. In the third period, Andre Burakovsky took shifts on the top line while O'Connor joined other units. Avs head coach Jared Bednar is looking for someone to join Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen on the first line until Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) returns, which is expected to happen around the beginning of December.
O'Connor practiced on the top line Monday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. O'Connor was promoted to the first line after the Avalanche announced J.T. Compher will miss "approximately a month" with an upper-body injury. Compher had been filling in for the injured Nathan MacKinnon (lower body), who is not due back until the beginning of December. So, for at least the start of Wednesday's game in Vancouver, O'Connor will join Mikko Rantanen, who moves to center, and Gabriel Landeskog. That's a plum assignment for O'Connor, who's scored goals in two straight games and posted five points in the last six.
O'Connor scored a shorthanded goal and blocked two shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sharks. O'Connor has been solid lately, logging three goals and two helpers in his last six contests. He has six points in 12 games overall, besting his career high of five points from 22 outings last year. The 25-year-old has topped 17 minutes of ice time in three of the last four games, showing that head coach Jared Bednar trusts him with a more advanced role. As long as he keeps contributing on offense, he'll be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.
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