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January 20, 2021 01:08 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Continues to shine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard managed a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

Girard has racked up four helpers through three contests, and three of them have come with a man advantage. Quarterbacking the second power-play unit hasn't limited Girard's effectiveness yet, and there's little reason to think it'll slow him down much later on. He's added 10 shots on goal and two PIM, but it's his set-up play that's making him a viable option in fantasy.

January 16, 2021 01:32 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Supplies two more assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard had a pair of assists and a team-high seven shots on goal in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.

There's plenty of talent to go around on the Colorado blue line, but Girard is right in the mix with three assists through the first two games of the year. He's added 10 shots and a pair of hits. Cale Makar may be the flashy talent, but Girard is a steady option as well at 22 years old, and could exceed a 0.5 points-per-game average in 2020-21.

January 14, 2021 05:04 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Offers power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.

Girard appears set to quarterback the second power-play unit, where he picked up his first point of the year on an Andre Burakovsky goal. Last year, the 22-year-old Girard recorded 13 of his 34 points on the power play. While he may not be as much of a scoring threat in 2020-21, he's exceeded 90 blocked shots in each of the last two years, giving him a secondary path to fantasy relevance.

September 2, 2020 11:00 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Ten points in postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard produced an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.

Girard had a helper on Cale Makar's second-period tally, giving the former 10 points through 14 playoff games. Girard has been particularly solid lately with four assists in his last three outings. While Makar gets most of the headlines, the 22-year-old Girard notched a solid 34 points in 70 regular-season contests. He's stepped up the pace in the playoffs and can help fill out DFS rosters for Friday's Game 7.

September 1, 2020 01:20 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Slings assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard had an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.

Girard was initially credited with the Avalanche's fifth goal, but it was later ruled to have deflected in off Mikko Rantanen. That gave Girard three helpers over his two two games. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to a goal, eight assists and 18 shots through 13 contests in the postseason.

August 23, 2020 12:20 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Produces pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard recorded two assists in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Stars in Game 1.

Girard assisted on goals by Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon in Saturday's game. The 22-year-old Girard has made a solid contribution on the scoresheet with a goal and five helpers in nine playoff games.

August 19, 2020 10:20 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Strikes on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard scored a power-play goal on his only shot in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Arizona in Game 5. He also added two hits and blocked a shot.

Girard blasted a point shot through traffic and past Darcy Kuemper to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead near the midway point of the first period. It was Girard's first goal in eight postseason games. He only scored four times during the regular season, but he was still a viable fantasy asset thanks to his 30 assists.

August 5, 2020 09:52 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Assists on pair of goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard collected two assists with one shot and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-0 round-robin win over Dallas.

Girard drew the primary helper on an even-strength goal by Joonas Donskoi in the first period and an Andre Burakovsky power-play strike in the third. The 22-year-old had a career-high 34 points in 70 games during the regular season and is a power-play fixture for the Avalanche.

August 1, 2020 02:04 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Back at practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (undisclosed) was on the ice for Friday's practice session, Adrian Dater of reports.

Girard is coming off a career year in which he set personal bests in assists (30) and points (34). The defender figures to jump back onto the top pairing with Cale Makar and should see action with the No. 2 power-play unit.

July 29, 2020 03:04 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Doesn't dress for exhibition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's exhibition game against the Wild,'s Rick Sadowski reports.

Girard was originally expected to participate in Wednesday's tune-up match after missing practice Tuesday, but it appears as though the Avalanche have decided to play it safe with the 22-year-old blueliner. Nonetheless, at this point there's no reason to believe he's in danger of missing Colorado's first round robin game Sunday against the Blues.

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.

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