Bellemare signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Lightning on Wednesday.
Bellemare was a decent bottom-six option for Colorado last season, picking up nine goals and two helpers through 53 contests while also serving as one of the team's key penalty-killers. He'll likely take on a similar role with Tampa Bay in 2021-22, so he can be ignored in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.
Bellemare notched an assist, three shots on goal and five hits in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 6.
Bellemare set up Andre Burakovsky's second-period equalizer, but that was the Avalanche's last goal of the season. The 36-year-old Bellemare had three assists, 16 hits, nine shots on net and a plus-1 rating in 10 playoff games. The French center tied his career high in goals with nine in just 53 regular-season outings despite averaging only 11:20 of ice time per game this year. It remains to be seen if the pending unrestricted free agent will be part of the Avalanche's plans in 2021-22.
Bellemare registered an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 3.
Bellemare set up Carl Soderberg's tally as the Avalanche's fourth line combined for their first goal in the contest. The 36-year-old Bellemare has managed two assists, six shots, and nine hits through seven playoff contests. His defensive role will continue to limit his chances to produce offense.
Bellemare (undisclosed) is expected to be available for Game 1 of Colorado's second-round series, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Bellemare exited early in the team's Game 4 closeout of the Blues, but the veteran center's managed to heal up since then. He'll center the fourth line in the series opener against either the Golden Knights or Wild.
Bellemare notched an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3.
Bellemare earned the secondary helper on J.T. Compher's shorthanded empty-net tally in the third period. The 36-year-old Bellemare had a career-high nine goals and added two assists in 53 regular-season games. He'll see time on the penalty kill, but the French center shouldn't be expected to contribute much on offense.
Bellemare scored a goal in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Kings.
Bellemare picked up two goals and a helper in the Avalanche's final four games of the season. The fourth-line center closed the regular season with nine tallies, two assists, 60 shots on net and a plus-6 rating through 53 contests. Bellemare probably won't get many chances to produce offense in the postseason, given his defensively focused role in the bottom six.
Bellemare scored a goal and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings.
The Avalanche's fourth line got involved in the offense as Bellemare scored on a pass from Jayson Megna in the first period. The 36-year-old Bellemare has eight tallies, two helpers, 59 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 52 appearances this season.
Bellemare notched an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
Bellemare got involved with a helper on Devon Toews' second-period tally. The 36-year-old Bellemare has just nine points in 50 games as the Avalanche's usual fourth-line center. The French forward has added 57 shots on net, 32 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating.
Bellemare scored an empty-net goal and blocked three shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Bellemare helped secure the victory with his insurance tally with 1:31 left in the third period. The 36-year-old center has seven goals and one assist through 41 appearances. He's added 53 shots on goal, a plus-5 rating, 19 PIM and 30 blocked shots this year.
Bellemare scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
Bellemare opened the scoring 10:28 into the first period. The fourth-liner has produced six goals and an assist through 40 appearances this season. He's added 52 shots on net, 19 PIM and a plus-5 rating while mainly playing a defensive role.
Bellemare scored a goal on his only shot and had two PIM in Wednesday's 9-3 win over Arizona.
Bellemare gave the Avalanche a 3-1 lead just 5:36 into the game, one-timing a J.T. Compher setup from the top of the left faceoff circle. It was the fifth goal of the season for the veteran role player, who also won six of eight faceoffs. Bellemare is strictly a bottom-six depth piece whose biggest contributions come on the penalty kill, though he does own a career-best shooting percentage of 11.4.
Bellemare scored a goal on four shots and went plus-3 in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Golden Knights.
The Avalanche's fourth line was productive Thursday, including Bellemare's insurance tally in the third period to produce the final score. The French center has scored in two of the last three games. He's up to four tallies, 42 shots on net, a plus-4 rating and eight PIM through 29 contests.
Bellemare scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
The Avalanche's fourth line got the offense going Monday, resulting in Bellemare's goal at 14:22 of the first period. The French center has three tallies, 37 shots on net and a plus-2 rating in 27 games. He has yet to record an assist.
Bellemare scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks.
Both of Bellemare's goals this season have gone into an empty cage. The 36-year-old center has yet to record an assist in 24 contests. He'll continue to work in a fourth-line role, but his offense is too inconsistent for fantasy consideration.
Bellemare scored an empty net goal, doled out two hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
Bellemare left the game in the second period when he was hit in the face by a puck, but he was able to continue. He ended up finishing the scoring Saturday with his empty-netter. The French center's goal was his first point in 15 outings this season. He's added 20 shots on net, a plus-1 rating and nine hits. Bellemare's fourth-line role makes him a no-go in most fantasy formats.
Bellemare (knee) posted two hits in 12:12 during Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Golden Knights.
Sunday was the first time since Jan. 19 that Bellemare exceeded 12 minutes of ice time. He featured on the fourth line and also saw time on the penalty kill. The 35-year-old has no points in nine appearances this season, so there's not much for fantasy managers to be interested in.
Bellemare (knee) is set to return for Sunday's game against the Golden Knights, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Bellemare ended up missing just three games despite his two-week absence, as the Avalanche's COVID-19 situation caused multiple postponements in their schedule. Look for Bellemare to play in a fourth-line role in Sunday's game.
Bellemare (knee) practiced a second consecutive day Friday and should be ready to go Sunday in Vegas, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Bellemare came out of Thursday's practice fine and looked good during his second skate Friday. He suffered what appeared to be a significant injury Jan. 28, but the forward is ready to play less than two weeks later. Bellemare said the injury was not as bad as it looked.
Bellemare (knee) practiced Thursday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Bellemare was one of three injured players to join Colorado's first practice session in nine days. Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) and Devon Toews (foot) also skated as the Avalanche resumed their season following a pause due to COVID-19 protocols. Head coach Jared Bednar said all three could play Sunday against the Golden Knights.
Bellemare (knee) will practice Thursday if medically cleared, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Bellemare's injury was thought to be significant, but head coach Jared Bednar suggested it was not as bad as initially feared. He should return to the fourth line with a spot on the penalty-kill unit. After shutting down last week due to COVID-19 protocols, Colorado resumes its schedule Sunday against the Golden Knights. However, Vegas cancelled their practice Wednesday due to the pandemic protocols.
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