Rantanen (leg) received a qualifying offer from the Avalanche on Tuesday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reported.
As expected, Colorado qualified its most important RFA in Rantanen and should eventually come to an agreement with the dynamic winger on a long-term deal. Having amassed a total of 171 points over the past two seasons, making less than a million dollars in base salary along the way, the 22-year-old star has earned a substantial raise on his next contract.
Rantanen played with a fractured leg during Colorado's second-round matchup with San Jose, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Although he was undoubtedly playing through some pain, Rantanen was still highly effective against the Sharks, racking up one goal and five points in seven games while averaging 21:58 of ice time per contest. The 22-year-old Finn should be back to 100 percent in time for training camp, and will be a highly desirable option in all fantasy formats after totaling 31 goals and 87 points in 74 regular-season appearances in 2018-19.
Rantanen scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 7.
Rantanen began the playoffs working back from an upper-body injury, but managed to play in all 12 games for the Avalanche, recording six goals and eight assists during the playoff run. The Finnish winger should be a top fantasy option in 2019-20 after recording 87 points in the regular-season this year.
Rantanen registered two assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks in Game 4.
After seeing his six-game point streak end in Game 3, Rantanen wasted little time getting back on the scoresheet with the two-helper outing. Rantanen has produced five goals and eight helpers in nine postseason games as one of the top offensive contributors for the Avalanche.
Rantanen registered a power-play assist, two shots and a minus-2 rating in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.
Rantanen has 10 points over a five-game point streak, though his multi-point streak ended with the single helper. The Finnish winger remains on the Avalanche's second line, but it hasn't affected his scoring output at all in the postseason.
Rantanen scored a pair of goals and added a helper and five shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Flames in Game 5.
Rantanen registered five tallies and four assists in the Avalanche's four wins, and his production was a key to them advancing to the second round. Three of his nine points, including his second goal Friday, came on the man advantage.
Rantanen scored two goals, one on the power play, in Wedneday's 3-2 overtime with against the Flames in Game 4.
It's Rantanen's third straight two-point effort, as he's made an impact in all three of the Avalanche's wins in the series. His first goal evened the score at 2-2 late in the third period, and his second goal was the overtime winner. The Finnish winger is a key component for the Avalanche offense and could be worth a look in DFS for Friday's Game 5.
Rantanen scored a goal on six shots and supplied a power-play assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Flames in Game 3.
Rantanen has four points over his last two games, contributing plenty of offense to put the Avalanche ahead 2-1 in the series. Coming off of an 87-point season, Rantanen has near-universal fantasy appeal as a top-six winger.
Rantanen assisted on the tying and winning goals in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flames in Game 2 of their first-round series.
Rantanen had 56 assists in 74 regular-season games, and he was a key component in the Avalanche's comeback victory. He's still on the second line as he gets back to full fitness after an upper-body injury; however, his second assist went to first-liner Nathan MacKinnon.
Rantanen (upper body) had four hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Flames in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.
Rantanen skated 21:36 in the contest, 45 seconds higher than his season average. He should be good to go for the Avalanche's playoff run, although that could be short-lived if they can't solve Flames goalie Mike Smith. Rantanen had 87 points in 74 games in the regular season, so Avs fans would certainly prefer he's in the lineup.
Rantanen (upper body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 1 against the Flames, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
After posting more than a point per game in 2017-18, Rantanen followed it up with an even better showing this season, notching 87 points -- 31 goals and 56 assists -- over 74 contests. He's slated to play on the second line alongside J.T. Compher and Carl Soderberg in his return from an eight-game absence.
Rantanen (upper body) should practice fully Wednesday and is expected to be in Colorado's lineup for Thursday's series opener against Calgary, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Rantanen hasn't played since March 21 but appears on track to be healthy once the playoffs get underway. Colorado is off Tuesday, but according to head coach Jared Bednar, the team is hopeful that its star forward will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice ahead of Game 1. In 74 games this season, Rantanen recorded a career-best 87 points, 33 of which came with the man advantage.
Coach Jared Bednar relayed Saturday that he's "hopeful" Rantanen (undisclosed) will be featured in the playoffs, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear exactly when Rantanen will return, but Bednar's comments Saturday can be construed as saying he may not be available immediately to begin the postseason. The team certainly hopes to get him back sooner rather than later, as the Avs will need his 87 points -- 31 goals and 56 assists -- to keep pace with the high-powered Sharks.
Rantanen (undisclosed) has yet to practice with the team and figures to miss the last two games of the season, per Mike Chambers of The Denver Post.
Rantanen missed the previous six outings due to his undisclosed issue and appears set to miss two more. The Avs need just one point, or an Arizona loss, to clinch the final wild-card spot, so they likely aren't fretting over getting the winger back into the lineup right away. Considering the 21-year-old is in the midst of a career year in which he's set new bests in goals (31), assists (56) and shots (193), however, the club could be facing a quick postseason exit if he doesn't return to the lineup soon.
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Oilers.
Rantanen is set to miss his sixth straight game with this mystery condition. It has been an outstanding year for the 22-year-old, as he's produced career highs in goals (31) and points (87) through 74 contests. His next chance to get into a game will be Thursday versus the Jets.
Rantanen (undisclosed) will not suit up for Monday's game in St. Louis.
Rantanen has now missed five straight games and hasn't scored a point since March 15. The 22-year-old has set career highs in goals and points this season with 31 and 87, respectively. It's unclear when Rantanen will return but Colorado is still fighting for a postseason berth.
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's game versus the Coyotes.
Rantanen will miss his fourth straight game with this mystery condition, but the Avalanche have still pulled out wins in two of the last three. His issue is troubling as the team makes a push for a wild-card bid, so a quick return would be ideal for the winger, who has already set career highs across the board. He'll shift his focus to getting back for Monday's road game versus the Blues.
Rantanen (undisclosed) remains on the shelf for Wednesday's clash with the Golden Knights, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Even with the injury, it's been a fantastic season for Rantanen, who has set new career bests in goals (31), assists (56) and shots (193). The Finnish winger needs just more three more points to crack the 90-point threshold, but will only have five more opportunities to get back into the lineup before the end of the regular season.
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks.
He sat out of Saturday's contest versus the Blackhawks, and now he's confirmed to miss both games in the series. Coach Jared Bednar said Rantanen's status is still day-to-day, so the 22-year-old will look to get back into the lineup for Wednesday's home game versus Vegas.
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
Rantanen reportedly missed warmups, so rookie winger Andrew Agozzino will draw into the lineup instead. Owning 31 goals and 56 assists to complement 33 power-play points through 74 games, Rantanen assuredly will eclipse a point-per-game average for a second straight year. However, his absence comes at a very bad time with many a fantasy owner fighting for playoff position or looking to advance.
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