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Colorado Avalanche

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April 13, 2021 11:36 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) has undergone surgery and won't be ready to return in 2020-21, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

Francouz is expected to be healthy ahead of the 2021-22 season, but the Avalanche will have to roll with the trio of Philipp Grubauer, Devan Dubnyk and Jonas Johansson for the rest of the current campaign. Francouz has missed the entirety of 2020-21 with a lower-body injury.

April 10, 2021 09:08 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Won't return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) isn't expected to return this season, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

Francouz has yet to play this season due to a lower-body injury, and it sounds like he won't be available at all in 2020-21, even if the Avalanche make a deep playoff run. Colorado just added veteran netminder Devan Dubnyk via trade Saturday, which further supports the notion that Francouz won't be available this year.

February 23, 2021 01:08 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Remains out long-term
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Jared Bednar said Monday that Francouz (lower body) is still out "long-term," Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Francouz is on long-term injured reserve, so Bednar's update essentially revealed his timetable to return hasn't changed. He's eligible to be activated at any point. For the time being, Philipp Grubauer will handle a bulk of the starts, while Adam Werner slots in as the backup.

February 4, 2021 04:56 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Placed on LTIR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Avalanche placed Francouz (lower body) on long-term injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Francouz has yet to play this season, so this move won't impact his ability to return whenever he's deemed fit to play, as he's already nearly fulfilled the time requirement to return from LTIR, but it will open up some cap space for Colorado. Philipp Grubauer will continue to operate as a workhorse for the Avalanche until Francouz is given the green light.

February 2, 2021 09:00 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Considered week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colorado head coach Jared Bednar described Francouz (lower body) as week-to-week, Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

Bednar updated the status on a lengthy list of players Tuesday, including Francouz who has been out since Jan. 15 and was recently placed on injured reserve. He was originally replaced by Hunter Miska, but Colorado shuttled him to the taxi squad and called up Adam Werner.

January 30, 2021 03:56 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: No timeline for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) remains without a timetable for his return to action, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Francouz has yet to play this season due to a lower-body injury, and his return doesn't appear to be imminent. Philipp Grubauer will continue to serve as a workhorse in goal for the Avalanche until Francouz is ready to make his debut.

January 27, 2021 09:44 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per PuckPedia.

The move was made retroactive to Jan. 17, so Francouz is eligible to be activated at any time. The 30-year-old goalie has yet to appear in a contest this season. Francouz will need to be activated from injured reserve prior to suiting up for a game.

January 26, 2021 02:40 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Remains on shelf
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) won't dress for Tuesday's game versus the Sharks, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.

There's no update on Francouz's progress. The 30-year-old has yet to play in a game this season, and Hunter Miska will continue to serve as Philipp Grubauer's backup.

January 24, 2021 05:56 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Unavailable for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) won't suit up for Sunday's game versus the Ducks, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

It's a bit concerning that Francouz will miss a third straight game, as the Avalanche initially called it a minor injury. However, Philipp Grubauer has been playing quite well, so perhaps the Avalanche are allowing Francouz to take his time in recovery. Hunter Miska will serve as Grubauer's backup Sunday.

January 22, 2021 02:44 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) won't dress for Friday's game versus the Ducks, Andy Vernier of the Avalanche's official site reports.

Francouz is still considered day-to-day with his lower-body issue, so there's a chance he'll be ready to return for Sunday's rematch with Anaheim. In the meantime, Philipp Grubauer will continue to shoulder the load in goal for Colorado.

January 21, 2021 05:08 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Out against LA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (lower body) won't dress for Thursday's clash with the Kings.

Francouz is considered day-to-day with his lower-body issue, but he'll have to make a quick recovery in order to have a shot at returning for Friday's game against Anaheim. With Francouz on the shelf, Hunter Miska will get the start in goal Thursday against LA with Philipp Grubauer serving as his backup.

January 20, 2021 06:00 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Injury details emerge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz is battling a lower-body injury, Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

Francouz was replaced on the active roster by Hunter Miska for Tuesday's win over the Kings with what was originally described as an undisclosed injury. He remains day-to-day heading into Thursday's rematch with Los Angeles. Francouz was kept out of Wednesday's practice by the injury, per Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now.

January 19, 2021 02:40 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Battling minor injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (undisclosed) is day-to-day and won't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Francouz's injury is considered minor, but he won't be available for the team's third game of the year. Both Adam Werner and Hunter Miska were called up to serve as Philipp Grubauer's backup Tuesday.

January 10, 2021 03:56 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Slated for No. 2 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz is expected to start the season as Philipp Grubauer's backup in Wednesday's game against the Blues, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.

Head coach Jared Bednar added that he wants Grubauer to start about 60-65 percent of games this season. While that's just a benchmark estimate, that will leave Francouz with around 20-25 starts this season if it comes to fruition. Francouz could earn more time if he matches last year's level of play, as the 30-year-old posted a .923 save percentage and a 2.41 GAA to complement a 21-7-4 record in his first full NHL season.

January 3, 2021 05:20 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Underwent surgery, healthy for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jared Bednar said Sunday that Francouz (hip/knee) required offseason surgery but is healthy for training camp, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

It's unclear whether Francouz had surgery on his hip or knee or both. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old will be on the ice to start camp as he competes with Philipp Grubauer for starts in the blue paint. Francouz made a strong case for more looks last year, posting a .923 save percentage and a 21-7-4 record.

September 10, 2020 02:20 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Still in recovery mode
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per coach Jared Bednar, Francouz (undisclosed) was still a week or weeks away from returning to action when the Avalanche were bounced from the playoffs, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Francouz signed a two-year contract extension with Colorado in February, but the Avs are expected to go after a starting netminder either via a trade or a free-agent pickup this offseason, so it's unclear what Francouz's role will be next year if and when that happens. If Colorado brings in a true No. 1 netminder this summer, either Philipp Grubauer or Francouz will almost certainly be traded to another club. Francouz posted an impressive 2.41 GAA and .923 save percentage in 34 regular-season appearances before struggling during the postseason to the tune of a 3.23 GAA and .892 save percentage in six showings.

September 4, 2020 03:52 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Won't dress for Game 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's Game 7 against the Stars.

Michael Hutchinson will once again start in place of the injured Francouz on Friday. If the Avalanche are able to advance, there's a chance Francouz will be ready to return to action at some point during the Western Conference finals.

September 2, 2020 07:40 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Still missing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in Wednesday's Game 6 against the Stars, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

Francouz will not dress for the second straight game due to an unknown reason, as he was pulled after allowing five goals on 26 shots in the Game 4 loss. Michael Hutchinson will again draw the start in Game 6 with Hunter Miska serving as the backup.

September 1, 2020 04:20 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Not dressing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz (undisclosed) was deemed "unfit to play" in Monday's Game 5 showdown with Dallas, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Francouz was yanked after allowing five goals on 26 shots in the Game 4 loss, but it didn't appear to be injury related. Michael Hutchinson will patrol the crease in Game 5 while Hunter Miska will serve as the backup.

August 30, 2020 03:32 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Set to start Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will tend the twine in Sunday's Game 4 versus the Stars, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.

With Philipp Grubauer (lower body) on the shelf, Francouz has started the last two games. He's been shelled through two starts, allowing four goals in each outing and posting an .873 save percentage in the process. The Avalanche have a chance to bounce back and tie the series Sunday, but Francouz will have to take his game to the next level to keep the team's hopes alive.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPWLOTLMINSGASOGAASSPCTAPIM
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2019-20COL34217419147712.419190.9202
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/179
Birthdate:
06/03/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Plzen, Czechoslovakia
Team:
Colorado Avalanche
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NHL Experience:
2