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April 8, 2020 03:44 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: In Calder Trophy discussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar had 12 goals, 50 points and a plus-12 rating in 57 games prior to the league suspending the season in March.

The 21-year-old was putting together a terrific campaign prior to the stoppage. He didn't score a goal in the 13 games prior to the season's pause, but Makar did have 10 assists during that stretch.

March 12, 2020 01:32 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Harvests trio of apples
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) assisted on all three of the Avalanche's goals in a 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Makar returned from a five-game absence in style, injecting some life into an ailing Avalanche offense. The strong performance put Makar at 50 points (18 on the power play) in 57 games in his rookie year.

March 12, 2020 03:12 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Will return Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) will rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Rick Sadowski of reports.

Makar's return is a major boon for an Avalanche club coming off three losses in its last four tilts. The rookie blueliner should resume his duties as a major contributor both at even strength and on the power play, as he's recorded 47 points (12 goals and 35 points) and 17 power-play points over 56 contests.

March 5, 2020 12:56 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Not traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) won't travel with the team to begin their three-game road trip, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Head coach Jared Bednar suggested that the Avalanche's injured players, Makar included, may be able to join the team on the road at some point. At this stage, it sounds like Makar will at least miss a third straight game Friday in Vancouver.

March 4, 2020 12:48 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Headed for absence Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) is slated to sit out again Wednesday versus the Ducks, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Makar's absence leaves a major void of production on the back end, as the rookie blueliner has certainly lived up to his fourth-overall billing in 2017 with 47 points (12 goals and 35 assists) over 56 contests. He won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to take the ice Friday in Vancouver, where the Avalanche will open a three-game road trip.

March 2, 2020 07:32 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) is considered day-to-day and will not suit up for Monday's game in Detroit, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Makar was on the ice for warmups prior to the contest, so it appears he was a game-time decision before being scratched late. The rookie blueliner has 12 games and 47 points in 56 games this season. An update on his status should be available before Wednesday's tilt against the Ducks.

February 20, 2020 02:08 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Posts two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar picked up a pair of assists and fired three shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders.

Makar has continued his excellence into February, with a goal and seven assists through 10 games this month. The rookie blueliner has 12 goals, 45 points, 109 shots and a plus-9 rating in 51 outings. He should top 50 points by the end of the year, with a somewhat decent chance at 60.

February 18, 2020 01:16 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Notches assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar posted an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.

Makar had the primary helper on Valeri Nichushkin's game-tying goal in the third period. The rookie defenseman is up to 12 goals, 31 assists and 106 shots through 50 appearances.

February 10, 2020 12:24 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Dishes power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Wild.

Makar is on a four-game point streak (one tally, four assists), and he's been on the scoresheet in eight of the last 10 games. The rookie defenseman is up to 42 points (17 on the power play), 97 shots and a plus-9 rating through 46 outings.

February 6, 2020 11:44 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Adds two points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar delivered a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Ottawa.

Makar gave his team a 3-1 lead in the second period before helping J.T. Compher complete the scoring early in the third. The rookie has already proven himself to be one of the league's best sources of offense from the blue line, with 12 goals and 40 points through 44 games.

January 20, 2020 09:04 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Dishes pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar registered two assists, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.

The rookie defenseman set up Nazem Kadri's power-play goal in the second period, and then found Nathan MacKinnon just 1:54 later for the go-ahead tally. Makar hasn't been known for his physical play this season, so Monday marked one of his more impressive all-around games. He's at 37 points (15 on the power play), 86 shots on goal and a plus-7 rating through 41 contests.

January 18, 2020 10:44 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Sets franchise record
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar scored his 11th goal of the season in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.

His second-period tally set a new franchise record for goals by a rookie defenseman, topping the 10 scored by John-Michael Liles in 2003-04. Makar has barely slowed down since returning to action from an upper-body injury, scoring three goals and seven points in his last 11 games, and he remains firmly in the hunt for the Calder Trophy heading into the second half.

January 17, 2020 01:16 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Beats buzzer in first period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.

Makar's 10th goal of the season came with under three seconds on the clock in the first period. He's posted two tallies and three helpers in seven games since the start of January. For the season, the 21-year-old is at 34 points, 83 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating in 39 contests.

January 11, 2020 12:48 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Sets up game-tying goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Makar's shot was tipped in by Matt Calvert to knot the score at three late in the third period. The 21-year-old blueliner is up to 33 points (nine scored, 24 helpers) through 37 games this season. He's added 79 shots and a plus-4 rating. Lately, Makar has been a little cooler with a goal and four helpers in his last eight outings. From a rookie defenseman, that's fine, but it's not the level he established over the first two months.

January 3, 2020 12:44 AM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Adds two more power-play points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar potted a goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Blues.

The rookie defenseman crossed the 30-point mark with his two-point effort. Makar has nine tallies, 22 helpers and 70 shots on goal in 33 appearances this season. Fourteen of his points have come with a man advantage.

December 30, 2019 12:20 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Top-tier production continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar recorded three shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Stars.

Makar returned this weekend after an eight-game absence due to a concussion, and he hasn't missed a beat, averaging 24:25 per game and notching an assist. The 21-year-old continues to lead the Calder Trophy race for the NHL's best rookie, as he's piled up eight goals and 29 points through 31 games.

December 27, 2019 12:32 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar will return to the lineup for Friday's matchup with Minnesota.

Makar has missed Colorado's last eight games due to an upper-body issue, but he's been skating with the team since Saturday, so he shouldn't have any limitations against the Wild. The 21-year-old rookie has been one of the best defensemen in the NHL this season, racking up eight goals and 28 points while posting a plus-10 rating in 29 appearances.

December 23, 2019 03:20 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) won't be in the lineup against the Golden Knights on Monday but should return following the Christmas break, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.

Makar will miss his eighth consecutive outing due to his upper-body issue. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the blueliner now has a clear recovery timeline as he should be given the all-clear ahead of Friday's matchup with Minnesota. Once ready to play, the 20-year-old should resume logging over 20 minutes per night, including 3:44 with the man advantage.

December 21, 2019 12:52 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Dons non-contact sweater
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Makar (upper body) wore a non-contact jersey during Saturday's morning skate,'s Rick Sadowski reports.

Makar's clearly making progress in his recovery, but he'll need to be cleared for contact before rejoining the lineup, so he won't be avaialble for Saturday night's matchup with Chicago. The rookie blueliner will be reevaluated ahead of Monday's matchup with Vegas.

December 18, 2019 01:44 PM
Avalanche's Cale Makar: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Jared Bednar, Makar (upper body) is "feeling better," but he's still not sure when the rookie blueliner will be ready to return, Adrian Dater of reports.

Makar won't play Wednesday against Chicago or Thursday against Carolina and essentially remains out indefinitely at this point. The rookie phenom is currently on injured reserve, so his activation off that list will be the best indicator that his return is imminent.

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