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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
16-7-2 34
14-7-3 31
14-8-2 30
13-9-2 28
13-11-1 27
13-12-0 26
9-10-4 22
7-16-1 15

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 8 8 0 11:05 10

Top Tomas Tatar News

  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Could lose role

    Tatar appeared to be headed for a healthy scratch Tuesday against Anaheim, per Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now, but he ended up being active because Valeri Nichushkin (illness) was unable to play.

    Tatar stayed on ice after Tuesday's morning skate, which is typically an indication that a player will not be active for a game. He ended up not being scratched and had one shot over 11:13 of ice time as a fourth-line forward. Colorado called up 2021 first-round draft pick Oskar Olausson for Tuesday's game, and he could be a permanent replacement for Tatar if the Avalanche decide to cut the cord on the 32-year-old veteran. Tatar has yet to score on 14 shots and has eight assists through 23 games.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Generates helper in win

    Tatar logged an assist and blocked two shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Lightning.

    Tatar set up Ryan Johansen's second goal of the game at 1:48 of the second period. The helper ended a four-game drought for Tatar, who also missed a contest in that span due to an undisclosed injury. The winger has eight assists through 19 contests while he remains in pursuit of his first goal this season. He has not exceeded 12 minutes of ice time since Nov. 15 versus the Ducks, so he's playing a limited role despite being listed on the second line.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Returns to action

    Tatar did not register a shot on goal over 10:01 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flames.

    Tatar was held out of Friday's win over the Wild due to an undisclosed injury. He skated on a line with Ryan Johansen and Jonathan Drouin and was part of the second power-play unit. Tatar, who potted 20 goals for the Devils last season, is still looking for his first tally in a Colorado uniform and has just 10 shots on net over 18 games.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Set to play Saturday

    Tatar (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's game versus the Flames, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Tatar will return after a one-game absence. He'll be back on the second line alongside Jonathan Drouin and Ryan Johansen for this contest. With Tatar and Logan O'Connor (lower body) both back in the fold, Kurtis MacDermid will be scratched and Riley Tufte was loaned back to AHL Colorado earlier in the day.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Out Friday

    Tatar (undisclosed) will not suit up Friday against the Wild.

    Tatar will miss his first game since Nov. 1. The 32-year-old has seven assists in 17 appearances on the year. With Tatar out, Colorado will dress Kurtis MacDermid as the seventh defenseman.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Snags assist Wednesday

    Tatar notched an assist, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Ducks.

    Tatar has three helpers over his last two games after going six contests without a point. The winger helped out on Samuel Girard's opening tally in the first period. Tatar has moved up into a top-six role for now -- he saw 13:52 of ice time Wednesday, his highest total in November. He's at seven assists, eight shots on net, 11 hits, six blocked shots, 10 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 14 outings overall.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Two helpers in win

    Tatar recorded two assists and three shots on goal in Monday's 5-1 win over the Kraken.

    Tatar had a puck bounce off him to Ross Colton for the Avalanche's second tally, a power-play goal. His second assist of the game was much more deliberate, as Tatar set up Cale Makar early in the third period. This effort ended a six-game point drought for Tatar, who was also scratched once in that span. He's up to six helpers, eight shots on net, nine hits, six blocked shots, eight PIM and a minus-3 rating through 13 outings. The 32-year-old could get a chance to fill a top-six role at even strength with Artturi Lehkonen (upper body) out, though Tatar saw just 12:17 of ice time Monday.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Returns on fourth line

    Tatar had three shots on net and two hits over 10:36 of ice time in Saturday's 7-0 loss to Vegas.

    Tatar was back in the active lineup following Wednesday's healthy scratch. He skated on the fourth line with Andrew Cogliano and Fredrik Olofsson and had a season high in shots. Tatar had just one shot over his first eight games. With the Avalanche being shut out for a third time in four games, head coach Jared Bednar may consider more permanent changes heading into Tuesday's home game against the Devils.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Removed from lineup

    Tatar was a healthy scratch Wednesday against St. Louis.

    Tatar's spot in the active lineup was a casualty after Colorado had dropped two straight shutout losses. Jonathan Drouin joined Tatar in the press box for the evening, as Riley Tufte and Kurtis MacDermid entered the the fray. Tatar, who has seven 20-goal seasons to his name, has just one shot on net through eight games this year. With the Avalanche snapping a two-game losing streak and scoring for the first time since Oct. 24 on Wednesday, the lineup will likely remain the same Saturday in Vegas.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Helps on game-winner

    Tatar had an assist, one blocked shot, two hits and four penalty minutes in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Islanders.

    Tatar did most of the work on what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the third period. Off a lost defensive-zone faceoff, the winger blocked an Adam Pelech shot from the point, then Tatar outskated the Islanders to the loose puck in the New York zone and fed Mikko Rantanen for the goal. Both Tatar and Rantanen remained on the second line after they were moved to that unit during Saturday's game. That line was on the ice for four of Colorado's seven strikes. Tatar, who is still looking for his first goal in an Avalanche uniform, has four assists through six games.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Starts on top, finishes on second

    Tatar blocked one shot over 16:38 of ice time in Saturday's 6-4 win over Carolina.

    Tatar opened the game on the top line after finishing up there in Thursday's win over Chicago. Then about midway through the second period, head coach Jared Bednar switched the forwards on the top two lines. Tatar and Mikko Rantanen dropped to the second line, while Artturi Lehkonen and Valeri Nichushkin moved up to Nathan MacKinnon's line. The move had its desired effect, as the Avalanche scored four goals over the final seven minutes of the period to take control of the game. Bednar likes MacKinnon and Rantanen together on the top line, so those two could reunite Tuesday against the Islanders, but Tatar's role going forward may change.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Contributes pair of helpers

    Tatar notched two assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Blackhawks.

    Tatar was shuffled around a bit in this contest. He started on the third line, but he was seeing top-line shifts in place of Jonathan Drouin by midway through the second period. Tatar has registered three helpers through four contests, and he's also added just one shot on goal, two hits, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating. If he were to get more consistent top-six minutes, his offense would likely improve.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Produces helper in win

    Tatar notched an assist and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Kings.

    Tatar played on the third line, though he saw just 9:55 of ice time in this contest. The 32-year-old winger was able to salvage his Avalanche debut by assisting on Miles Wood's empty-netter in the the third period. Tatar averaged 15:07 of ice time per game while recording 48 points in 82 outings last season, but it's safe to assume he'll see a smaller role with Colorado. Fantasy managers probably shouldn't expect much more than 40 points from the winger this year.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Back at practice Friday

    Tatar is at practice Friday after sorting out his immigration papers, Brennan Vogt of reports.

    Tatar has not practiced since playing Sunday. Tatar had 20 goals and 48 points in 82 games with the Devils last season. Look for similar numbers this season from the 32-year-old, who should hold down a middle-six role.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Away from team

    Tatar did not practice Tuesday because he was away from the team to get immigration papers sorted out, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

    The Avalanche confirmed Tatar's absence was due to the immigration issue and not taking a puck off the hand during a preseason game Sunday. He is expected to back by Thursday, in time for Colorado's next preseason game.

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  • Avalanche's Tomas Tatar: Inks one-year deal

    Tatar signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Colorado on Tuesday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Tatar produced 20 goals and 48 points in 82 games with New Jersey last season. The 32-year-old winger will probably occupy a middle-six spot in the lineup for the Avalanche during the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Devils' Tomas Tatar: Scores first of the postseason

    Tatar scored a goal on his only shot in Monday's 4-0 win over the Rangers in Game 7.

    Tatar extended the Devils' lead to 2-0 late in the second period, one-timing a net-front feed from John Marino. Tatar had been held without a point in the series until Game 7 despite playing with Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt on New Jersey's top line. The 32-year-old Tatar will look to keep his momentum going into the Devils' second-round series against the Hurricanes.

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  • Devils' Tomas Tatar: Three points in win

    Tatar tallied two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over Buffalo.

    Tatar picked up an assist on Jonas Siegenthaler's goal in the second period before scoring twice in the final frame. The 32-year-old Tatar has six points (three goals, three assists) in his last six contests. He now has 20 goals, the sixth time in his career he's reached that mark, and 47 points through 81 games this season.

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  • Devils' Tomas Tatar: Ends four-game point slump

    Tatar tallied an empty-net goal in New Jersey's 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.

    Tatar's marker ended his four-game scoring drought. He has 17 goals and 41 points in 73 contests this season. Tatar averaged 15:19 of ice time over his first 68 appearances in 2022-23, but he dropped to just 12:30 over a stretch of four outings from March 18-24. The 32-year-old bounced back to 14:33 against the Senators, so perhaps his stretch of lighter workloads is behind him.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 173 lbs
Birthplace: Ilava, Czechoslovakia
Age: 33
Experience: 12
Shoots: Left