Graves posted an assist, three hits, three shots on net and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
Graves had the secondary helper on Nathan MacKinnon's opening tally. The 25-year-old Graves has only two helpers in eight appearances in February. He's up to three assists, 35 shots on net, 29 blocked shots, 28 hits and 18 PIM through 17 appearances overall. While the non-scoring numbers are solid, his offense has been almost nonexistent.
Graves posted an assist, two blocked shots, two shots on net and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Graves had the secondary helper on Brandon Saad's goal in the second period. The 25-year-old Graves turned some heads with 26 points and a plus-40 rating in 69 appearances last season, but that success has vanished in 2020-21. The rearguard has only two assists, 23 shots on net, 24 blocks, 18 PIM and a minus-3 rating in 12 outings this year. He's still a sturdy defender with little doubt of his worthiness of a spot in the lineup, but he's probably not going to attract much interest in standard fantasy formats.
Head coach Jared Bednar said Graves had his "best game of the season" in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Vegas, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Graves got off to a shaky start this season, was a healthy scratch for one game, and dropped from the second to third pair. He's turned it around of late, which has helped fill the gap while the Avalanche deal with injuries to Devon Toews (since returned), Cale Makar (upper body) and Erik Johnson (upper body). Graves has an even plus-minus with 12 shots, eight hits and 16 blocked shots over the six games since being a healthy scratch.
Graves had one shot on goal, four blocked shots and 14 PIM over 15:00 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-3 win over San Jose.
Graves, who opened the season on the second pairing, skated on the third unit after being a healthy scratch in Colorado's previous game. He was booted from the game with under two minutes left, picking up a 10-minute misconduct while arguing a hooking call.
Graves will return to action Tuesday against San Jose after being a healthy scratch Sunday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Graves and Erik Johnson (conditioning) enter the active lineup against the Sharks, while Greg Pateryn and Conor Timmins take a seat.
Graves will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game versus the Ducks, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Head coach Jared Bednar hasn't been pleased with Graves' performance through the first five games. Graves has posted an assist, nine shots on net and a minus-5 rating so far. Conor Timmins will enter the lineup in Graves' place.
Graves had two shots, three hits, one blocked shot and two PIM over 12:52 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Los Angeles.
Graves lost nearly 10 minutes of ice time after playing 22:40 in Friday's win over the Blues. With the return of Erik Johnson and an injury to Andre Burakovsky (upper body), Colorado suited up eight defenseman and 11 forwards Tuesday, so someone on the blue line was bound to lose minutes. In addition to Johnson's return, 19-year-old Bowen Byram is gearing up to join the roster, creating a logjam on defense. Going forward, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post speculates that Graves will remain on the second pair while Johnson and a rotating cast of partners serve as the third pair.
Graves posted an assist in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.
Graves went minus-2 in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues, but his fortunes improved with the Avalanche as a whole Friday. The helper was Graves' first point of the year. He's added three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots through two contests.
Graves penned a three-year, $9.5 million contract with Colorado on Monday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Graves set personal bests in games played (69), goals (nine) and assists (17) this season. The defender should continue to partner with Cale Makar on the top pairing which should present him with plenty of opportunities to get on the scoresheet. Graves should be capable of improving upon his numbers this next year and provide top-half fantasy value.
Graves posted an assist, six blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
Graves earned the secondary helper on Nathan MacKinnon's first-period goal. Offense has been hard to find for Graves, as the helper was just his third point of the playoffs. The 25-year-old has added a plus-9 rating, 30 blocked shots, 25 hits and 30 shots on net through 13 games.
Graves scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Sunday's 2-1 win over St. Louis.
Graves jumped into a rush as the trailer early in the third period and beat Jordan Binnington with a clean look from the slot, tying the game 1-1 at the 5:33 mark. He helped fantasy owners across the board in this one, chipping in with a pair of blocked shots to go with his goal and four hits. The 25-year-old is coming off an impressive first full NHL regular season, collecting nine goals and 26 points with a plus-40 rating in 69 games.
Graves had nine goals and 26 points with a league-leading plus-40 rating in 69 games prior to the league halting play in the middle of March.
While he was actually going through a mini-slump through a handful of games just prior to the NHL postponing the season, Graves has been just terrific. His plus-40 rating is plus-10 better than every other player in the league except Artemi Panarin, and although he only played 26 games last season, Graves has also quadrupled his point output from his rookie season. In just 95 career NHL games, Graves has 12 goals, 31 points, a plus-44 rating, 47 PIM and 160 shots on net.
Graves notched an assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Monday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
Graves posted his third point in his last seven outings. During that span, he's added 15 shots, 10 blocked shots and eight PIM. The 24-year-old blueliner has 26 points, 127 shots, 132 blocks, 45 PIM and a plus-44 rating in 63 contests overall.
Graves scored a goal on three shots, dished two hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Kings.
Graves converted on a drop-pass from Gabriel Landeskog to knot the score at one. The 24-year-old defenseman is up to 25 points, 118 shots, 125 blocks, 96 hits and a plus-43 rating in 60 games this season. Expect Graves to put up solid numbers across the board for the remainder of the year -- he's a fixture in the Avalanche's top four on defense.
Graves managed an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders.
Graves put a three-game mini slump to rest with his third-period helper on Gabriel Landeskog's goal. The 24-year-old defenseman has produced 24 points (eight tallies, 16 helpers), a league-leading plus-42 rating, 114 shots, 122 blocked shots and 93 hits in 58 games.
Graves supplied an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Senators.
Graves has assists in four of his last five games and has added a plus-9 rating in that span. The 24-year-old is up to 23 points, plus-41, 117 blocked shots and 87 hits through 54 contests this year.
Graves posted a shorthanded assist and two blocked shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
Graves had the secondary helper on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's opening tally in the second period. The 24-year-old defenseman has two goals and five assists in his last nine games. Graves is up to 22 points, a plus-39 rating, 106 shots, 117 blocks and 86 hits through 53 games. Currently pairing with rookie phenom Cale Makar, Graves looks like a key cog on the Avalanche's blue line for years to come.
Graves posted an assist, a plus-4 rating and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.
Graves continues to be an intriguing fantasy asset for deeper leagues that flies under the radar on a team with superstar forwards and rookie phenom Cale Makar on his pairing. The 24-year-old Graves has accrued a modest 20 points, leads the league with a plus-36 rating and has recorded 110 blocked shots over 50 games.
Graves scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist, tossed three hits, blocked three shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.
Graves made his mark in a number of ways all over the ice Monday. His assist came on Matt Nieto's game-winning goal, and he added an insurance tally 8:47 after that. Graves is now at 19 points, 97 shots, 96 blocks and a plus-34 rating in 48 games. He's picked up the pace with four points in his last four outings after a nine-game drought.
Graves scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.
Graves now has points in consecutive outings after a nine-game drought. The 24-year-old defenseman is up to 17 points, a plus-31 rating and 89 shots on goal in 46 games. He's been plenty physical as well, with 90 blocked shots, 76 hits and 35 PIM this season. Bottom line -- he's a solid contributor on the blue line despite seeing virtually no power-play time.
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|02/27||@ ARI||W 6-2||0||1||1||+3||21:49|
|02/26||@ ARI||W 3-2||0||0||0||+1||18:29|
|02/24||vs MIN||L 2-6||0||0||0||-1||18:29|
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