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April 2, 2020 02:52 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Reaching career highs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted career highs of four goals and 34 points in 70 games prior to the NHL pausing the season in March.

Girard had two goals in the 14 games before the league suspended the season. Three of his goals came in the last 20 games, and with one more marker, he'll break a tie for his career high in the category. Girard has a plus-1 rating, 17 PIM and 96 shots on net in 70 contests as well.

March 5, 2020 02:16 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Gathers power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks.

Girard has racked up a goal and four helpers in his last five games. The 21-year-old blueliner extended his career high in points to 34 -- he's added 92 shots, 87 blocked shots and 13 power-play points this season.

February 29, 2020 04:44 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Fires home game-winner Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

After the Avs squandered a two-goal lead in the third period, the third-year blueliner came to the rescue, ripping home a great cross-ice feed from Gabriel Landeskog with under three minutes remaining. Girard already has a career-high 32 points (four goals, 28 helpers) through 63 games, and his spot on the power play should help keep him on pace for his first 40-point campaign.

February 22, 2020 11:56 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Cleared after X-rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (hand) has been cleared after undergoing an X-ray on Friday, Adrian Dater of reports.

Girard finished Friday's 1-0 win over the Ducks, but he was spotted entering the X-ray room following the contest. Everything appears to be fine, however, and the 21-year-old should be in the lineup for Saturday's matchup versus the Kings.

February 22, 2020 01:12 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Gets X-rays on hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (hand) was seen with team doctors in the X-ray room after Friday's game against the Ducks, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Per Chambers, Girard was getting looked at for a right hand injury. It's unclear at this time how severe the injury could be for the 21-year-old blueliner. If he's forced to miss time, expect Mark Barberio to enter the lineup. Girard will need good results to be ready for Saturday's game in Los Angeles.

February 15, 2020 11:44 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Provides lone Colorado goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Kings.

Girard got the Avalanche on the board in the final minute of the second period, jumping on a loose puck after a wild scramble in the Los Angeles zone and slamming it past Jonathan Quick. It marked Girard's third goal of the year and gave the 21-year-old 29 points -- extending his career high -- in 57 games.

February 12, 2020 12:12 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Delivers power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard recorded a power-play helper and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Senators.

The defenseman had the secondary helper on Valeri Nichushkin's third-period tally. Girard's assist gave him a career-high 28 points through 55 games this season. He's added 72 shots on net, 76 blocks and 11 power-play points.

February 5, 2020 03:32 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Matches career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard scored a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.

Girard entered the new year with authority. The 21-year-old has stacked up 11 points in as many games in 2020, and he continues to log top-four minutes. The recent surge has brought Girard to 27 points this year through 51 games, matching last year's career high. Girard doesn't shoot a ton or block shots consistently, but he continues to be an appealing daily fantasy play and could contribute in redraft leagues down the stretch.

January 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Playing very well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted a plus-1 rating and one hit in a 4-0 victory over the Sharks on Thursday.

While he didn't add any Thursday, Girard has been racking up assists like crazy lately. He has 11 helpers in his last eight games since Dec. 31, and largely as a result, he also has a plus-5 rating during that stretch. Prior to New Year's Eve, Girard had one goal, 13 assists and a minus-8 rating in 38 games. He already has a new career best with 24 assists this season.

January 11, 2020 12:44 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Two helpers in 200th career game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard dished a pair of assists, including one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Girard has churned out helpers like few others recently, with 11 assists in his last six outings. His latest multi-point effort brought him to 25 points for the season. He's added 61 shots on goal, 62 blocked shots and 34 hits through 45 games. He should have no trouble topping the 27 points he produced in 82 outings last year.

January 3, 2020 12:40 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Provides bushel of apples
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard dished four assists, fired three shots on goal and went plus-2 in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Blues.

One of Girard's helpers came on a J.T. Compher power-play goal in the third period. The blueliner has been on a roll with 10 helpers over his last 10 games. Girard is up to 20 points (nine on the power play), 57 shots and 59 blocked shots through 41 contests this season. He's just seven points shy of matching his production from 2018-19.

January 1, 2020 01:40 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Sets up MacKinnon's pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard had two assists with two shots and two blocks in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Jets.

Girard had the primary assist on both of Nathan MacKinnon's goals, the second one coming via the power play. Girard won't provide lofty point totals, but he does chip in periodically. He has one goal and 16 points in 40 games this season, a similar pace to 2018-19 when he had career highs (four goals, 27 points) in both categories.

December 24, 2019 02:48 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Gains power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard picked up a power-play helper in Monday's 7-3 win over the Golden Knights.

Girard managed the secondary assist on Gabriel Landeskog's goal at 14:06 of the second period. Over his last six appearances, Girard has four power-play assists and a minus-8 rating. The defenseman is at 14 points, 51 blocked shots and 46 shots on goal through 37 games this year.

December 20, 2019 11:48 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Registers power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted a power-play assist and went minus-3 in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

Girard had the secondary helper on Gabriel Landeskog's tally. He has gotten a turn on the top power-play unit with Cale Makar (upper body) out of action, and it's led to three assists in the last four games for Girard. Girard has 13 points, 48 blocked shots and 44 shots on goal through 35 outings this year. He'll retain a short-term boost in value until Makar returns.

December 1, 2019 12:24 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Two helpers and fisticuffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard registered two assists and a fighting major in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blackhawks.

Girard assisted on tallies by Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen in the contest. The defenseman also found time for a fight, dropping the mitts with Alex DeBrincat in a battle of unlikely sparring partners. The two helpers get Girard to 10 points in 26 games this season. He's added 22 hits, 36 blocked shots, 36 shots on goal and seven PIM.

November 20, 2019 05:12 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Points drying up in November
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard has one goal and seven points with a minus-2 rating in 21 games this season.

After six assists in October, Girard's production has slowed down a lot this month, but he did score his first goal on Nov. 9. He's about on pace with his scoring production from last season when he tallied career bests of four goals and 27 points in 82 games.

November 9, 2019 11:56 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Fires power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

The defenseman's tally tied the game at one at 15:06 of the first period. Girard had gone without a point in four games entering Saturday. The 21-year-old is up to seven points in 17 games while holding down a top-pairing and first power-play unit assignment. He's added 25 shots on goal and 24 blocked shots this year.

November 2, 2019 11:20 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Records minus-2 rating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted a minus-2 rating and two hits during a 2-1 loss against the Stars on Friday.

The 21-year-old was on the ice for both goals against, pushing his plus-minus further into the hole at minus-4. Girard also hasn't scored a goal yet. He's not the biggest of scorers anyway, but producing more offense would at least help him climb out of the red in plus-minus. Girard has no goals and six assists and two PIM in 13 games.

October 19, 2019 12:08 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Records third assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted an assist with a minus-2 rating, one shot on net and one hit during a 5-4 overtime victory against the Panthers on Friday.

It doesn't look like the extra playing time Girard is receiving this season is going to help his shot or goal production, but he does already have three helpers in the first seven contests. The bad part of more playing time, though, is it could also put Girard in fewer ideal situations defensively, leading to a dropoff in plus/minus. He has a minus-3 rating to start the season.

October 14, 2019 02:32 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Receiving more playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard has two assists and six shots on net in four games to open the 2019-20 season.

The 21-year-old has a helper at even strength and on the power play. He had four goals and 27 points in 82 games last season, but Girard figures to post higher numbers across the board this season, as his playing time is expected to increase. He is averaging 22:40 per game through four contests.

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