Colborne was reassigned to AHL San Antonio after clearing waivers Thursday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
The 27-year-old hasn't appeared in an AHL contest since representing the Marlies in 2012-13. Ignore him in all fantasy settings.
Colborne was waived by Colorado on Wednesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports.
After a breakout season in 2015-16 when he scored 19 goals and 44 points, Colborne took an enormous step back last season when he posted just four goals and eight points. A first-round pick in 2008, Colborne's combination of size and talent may entice another team to take a chance on him, though if he goes unclaimed, expect the University of Denver product to be sent down to the minors.
Colborne (back) returned to the ice Monday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Colborne returning to practice ice bodes well for his chances of lacing up against the Rangers in New York for Opening Night on Thursday. However, he's probably lost a great deal of fantasy fanfare after turning in a measly eight points and a minus-21 rating over 62 games in his debut season with the Avs in 2016-17.
Colborne (back) skated in a no-contact jersey Friday, though coach Jared Bednar said, "I think the plan is to get him back in regular jersey, hopefully, Monday or Tuesday," The Denver Post reports.
The Avalanche open the season on the road against the Rangers next Thursday, and it appears that team brass is trying to get the utility man in the lineup from the start. We imagine that a lot will depend on how Colborne responds early next week. He was a complete bust last year, adding only eight points and a minus-21 rating after recording 44 points in 73 games with the Flames the previous year.
Colborne will sit out Colorado's final preseason game Thursday with a back injury, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Colborne will likely find himself competing for ice time throughout the 2017-18 season with Blake Comeau. As a result, if might be a stretch to expect the 27-year-old Colborne to log the 62 games he did last year. It was a difficult 2016-17 for the towering center, as he went from a 44-point campaign the year before to a paltry eight points in his first season with the Avalanche.
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 27-year-old pivot has produced a mere four points in 38 games. His limited role averaging 11:33 of ice time is not conducive to the numbers-hungry world of fantasy hockey, which is a shame considering he enjoyed a 44-point breakout campaign with Calgary in 2015-16. If Colborne misses this next contest, his chance to return would 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.
Colborne (lower body) returned to Colorado's lineup for Tuesday's game against Minnesota.
The veteran pivot didn't do much in his return to action, registering one hit and 10:33 of ice time in Tuesday's contest. Colborne's lack of offensive upside and bottom-six role with the Avalanche keep him off the fantasy radar in the majority of formats.
Colborne will miss Thursday's practice due to a lower-body injury.
Colborne has only notched four points (three goals, one assist) in 24 games with Colorado this season, so his owners shouldn't have a hard time replacing his production if he's forced to miss extended time. There's currently no timetable for his return to game action, but the Avalanche should provide another update on the pivot's status once he's fit to play.
Colborne will serve as a healthy scratch Monday against the Blue Jackets, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
The former Flame has played in all 17 games for the Avalanche this season but will spend the evening in Columbus' press box. It's not really surprising, given that he has just four points on the season and hasn't hit the scoresheet in 10 straight games. Matt Duchene (concussion) and rearguard Nikita Zadorov will draw back into the lineup in corresponding roster moves.
Colborne has four points in 14 games this year but is mired in a 10-game point drought.
Had it not been for a hat trick in the season-opener, things would really be looking ugly for Colborne. A first-round pick back in 2008 by Boston, the 6-foot-5 center looked to have finally figured it out last year in Calgary when he found twine 19 times and finished with 44 points -- five of which came on the power play. However, he and most of the Avs have taken a substantial step back this season, which undoubtedly will continue to test the patience of owners still clinging to guys like Colborne, Mikhail Grigorenko (five points), Carl Soderberg (three points) and Jarome Iginla (two points).
Colborne earned an assist and two hits during Thursday's 4-0 win against the Lightning.
Colborne opened the season with a hat trick, only to disappoint for two straight before getting back on the board. The 26-year-old isn't the most consistent center and growing pains are to be expected with his third NHL team. The 2008 No. 16 pick had a career campaign last year, dropping 19 goals and 25 assists with Calgary.
Colborne netted a hat trick in his Avalanche debut Saturday against the Stars.
Now that's how you make an impression with your new team. The 26-year-old struck twice on the power play and added an even-strength marker to propel Colorado to a 6-5 season-opening victory. He only logged 12:59 of ice time and is usually a bottom-six forward, but Colborne notched 19 goals last season and is a very capable depth scorer that can pile up a decent point total.
Colborne signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Avalanche on Friday, reports TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Colborne flourished in Calgary, delivering 44 points in 73 games last season. But he wasn't in the Flames plans going forward. He brings big-body depth to center ice in Denver and should be able to be a solid third-line pivot for them.
Colborne will not be receiving a qualifying offer from the Flames, making him a free agent, James Mirtle of TSN reports.
Colborne spent the past three years in Calgary and appeared in 73 games for the Flames this past season. He'll officially be a free agent on July 1.
Colborne recorded a power-play tally, two helpers and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 7-3 victory over the Canucks.
Colborne is right next to Mikael Backlund on the second line, and both are finishing extremely strong. The 26-year-old has seven points in his last three, notching two markers and five apples in that short span. Looking further back, the center has reached the scoresheet in five of the last six, totaling 11 points. Yes, the minus-9 rating is disappointing when comparing last season's plus-7, but Colborne has reached a new level this campaign and he should continue to improve with the Flames.
Colborne picked up two assists and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Kings.
Colborne continues to push to end the season on quite the high note, as he's now racked up 14 points in his last 12 games. With 41 points on the season to this point, this current hot streak he's on is by far the best such streak he's been on this year. The 26-year-old is getting better with each passing season, and the only blemish on his record this season is the minus-10 rating that he has compiled.
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