Pateryn was assigned to AHL Colorado on Thursday, per CBS.
Pateryn's move to the minors might be purely salary-cap related. The veteran blueliner has picked up two helpers in six appearances with the Avalanche this season.
Pateryn cleared waivers Tuesday and was placed on the taxi squad, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
By going unclaimed, Pateryn is now eligible to be shuttled back and forth from the taxi squad or minors as waiver-exempt. He was acquired from the Wild last week and played all three games since, posting a minus-2 with three hits and seven blocked shots.
Pateryn was waived by the Avalanche on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca reports.
If Pateryn goes unclaimed, he will likely be moved to the taxi squad or AHL. He collected two points in three games with the Wild to start the season but has failed to mark the scoresheet in three appearances since being traded to Colorado.
Pateryn was active for Thursday's game, registering two shots, one hit, three blocked shots and two PIM over 14:54 of ice time in a 4-2 loss to LA.
Pateryn, acquired from Minnesota on Tuesday, made his Avalanche debut against the Kings. The eight-year veteran served as one of seven active blueliners, and he rotated in on the third pair while also playing 4:04 with the penalty-kill unit, on which he picked up a couple of blocked shots. With a logjam of defensemen, Colorado head coach Jared Bednar may not deploy the 6-foot-3 Pateryn every game, but the defenseman has the size to match up well against the NHL's bigger forwards.
Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said Pateryn could make his team debut Thursday, Callie Parmele of the Avalanche's official website reports.
Pateryn was acquired Tuesday from the Wild in a trade that sent similarly skilled defenseman Ian Cole to Minnesota. The main difference between the two is that Pateryn is a right-handed shot, which clears a left-handed shooting spot for 19-year-old prospect Bowen Byram. The Avs are deep on the blue line, so Pateryn may not have an every-game role -- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post speculates the 6-foot-3, 220-pound veteran could slot in against tougher opponents. It's unclear how Bednar would define a tough opponent. The coach indicated he'd like to get Byram on ice at some point during the weekend, when Colorado plays at Anaheim on Friday and Sunday, so expect blueline shuffling on the bottom pairing in the short term.
The Wild traded Pateryn to the Avalanche in exchange for Ian Cole on Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
The Avalanche likely made this move in order to open up a spot on the left side for Bowen Byram, and they were able to add a solid right-handed blueliner in the process. Unfortunately for Pateryn, Colorado is also deep on the right side, so he could be on the outside looking in more often than not going forward. The 30-year-old American picked up two helpers through the first three games of the campaign with the Wild.
Pateryn has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Anaheim's Sonny Milano during Monday's 1-0 loss to the Ducks.
Pateryn has been surprisingly productive early on this season, picking up two helpers while averaging just 12:36 of ice time through the first three games of the campaign. He'll look to keep rolling while maintaining his cool in Wednesday's rematch with Anaheim.
Pateryn managed an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.
Pateryn made his contribution with the secondary helper on Jonas Brodin's first-period tally. Pateryn will hope to be a more regular presence in the lineup in 2020-21 after being limited to just 20 contests due to injury last season. He'll likely serve in a rotational role to start the year, with power-play specialist Brad Hunt waiting in the press box after sitting out the season opener as a healthy scratch.
Pateryn (upper body) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to coach Dean Evason, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Pateryn registered three assists, 22 shots and 25 hits in 20 appearances for the club last season. Heading into camp, the 30-year-old blueliner will have to beat out Brad Hunt or Carson Soucy for a spot in the lineup and figures to spend plenty of time watching from the press box.
Pateryn (upper body) is expected to be ready in December after undergoing surgery, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Fortunately for Pateryn, the NHL will likely be preparing for the start of the 2020-21 campaign come December. The 29-year-old defenseman was limited to just 20 games this year after starting the campaign on injured reserve with a groin issue. Even if healthy, the Michigan native shouldn't be expected to push for the 20-point mark, making him a low-end fantasy option in nearly all formats.
General Manager Bill Guerin said Sunday that Pateryn (upper body) won't be part of the team's Return to Play program, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Pateryn had already been ruled out indefinitely with the upper-body injury, but this news solidifies the fact that the defenseman won't see the ice again until next season. His omission from the squad won't have an impact from a fantasy perspective, especially considering he only notched three assists in 20 appearances during the regular season.
Pateryn is considered out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
It isn't clear when Pateryn suffered his upper-body injury, but at this point it's safe to assume that he'll miss a significant portion, if not all of Minnesota's training camp. Either way, the 30-year-old vet's status won't impact fantasy players participating in playoff pools, as he only picked up three helpers in 20 appearances during the regular season.
Pateryn has racked up 15 hits and 14 blocks through nine games this season.
The 29-year-old isn't known for his offensive prowess -- he's gone pointless this season -- but he's chipped in other ways. Since returning Jan. 12, Pateryn has appeared in nine of 11 games, and he's averaged 15:44 of ice time in that span. Despite Pateryn's heavy play and steady playing time, the veteran should remain off fantasy radars going forward.
Pateryn has suited up in four of the past five games since returning from groin surgery on Dec. 12.
Pateryn would've seen action in the past five games if it wasn't for a lineup error made by coach Bruce Boudreau in last Tuesday's game that forced Pateryn to sit. The 29-year-old hasn't produced from a fantasy perspective, however, as he's pointless while averaging 15:44 of ice time. More known for his physical play -- he has eight hits and five blocks thus far -- Pateryn should remain off fantasy radars.
Pateryn will not suit up in Tuesday's road contest against Pittsburgh, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Pateryn was in uniform on the bench, however, he was listed on the official team sheet as a scratch, causing him to leave the ice Monday. Pateryn made his 2019-20 season debut Sunday after recovering from groin surgery, dishing out four hits in 12:27 of ice time. With the 29-year-old leaving the ice, the Wild will be down to five defensemen with Ryan Donato joining the team mid-game as the 13th forward.
Pateryn (groin) will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against Vancouver, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Pateryn will be making his 2019-20 season debut Sunday, replacing Brad Hunt in the lineup. Pateryn's return to the lineup likely won't have a big impact from a fantasy perspective, however, as he had just seven points in 80 games last campaign.
Pateryn (groin) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Canucks, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Pateryn has been removed from injured reserve, but it appears there are still questions about his health. If he's able to suit up against Vancouver, it will be the blueliner's season debut. Expect a decision on Pateryn's status to come down prior to puck drop Sunday.
The Wild activated Pateryn (groin) off injured reserve Thursday.
Pateryn has yet to play this year due to a groin injury, but it appears as though he's finally healthy enough to make his season debut. The 29-year-old blueliner was a reliable bottom-pairing option for Minnesota in 2018-19, picking up seven points in 80 games, but he won't produce enough offense for fantasy purposes in 2019-20.
Pateryn practiced with the team Monday but won't be ready to play versus Toronto on Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Pateryn has yet to suit up in an NHL game this season, though he did log one outing with AHL Iowa on a conditioning assignment. The defenseman remains without a specific timeline to return to the ice, but the fact that he is cleared to practice with the team is a step in the right direction. Brad Hunt figures to be the odd man out on the blue line once Pateryn is activated off injured reserve.
Pateryn (groin) was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Iowa on Friday.
Pateryn remains on injured reserve, so he'll likely still be sidelined for some time. The 29-year-old logged just one game in the minors and could be headed for another stint with Iowa depending on how long his injury issues linger. In his stead, Nick Seeler and Brad Hunt figure to continue holding down the third pairing.
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