The Colorado Avalanche have demoted winger Andreas Martinsen in order to make room on the 23 man roster for forward Shawn Matthias, acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday afternoon. After signing the 25 year old rookie from Duesseldorf EG in the DEL last summer, the Avalanche started Martinsen with a brief stint in the AHL. After nine games in San Antonio, Martinsen…

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Cole is Vancouver born but a Colorado native at heart, spending 21 years in the Denver and Boulder area. This CU Boulder graduate started covering the Avalanche with Mile High Hockey in 2011 and after four years took over briefly as the site's managing editor. After a year trapped in Chicago Blackhawk's territory Cole is back in Boulder writing on the Avalanche and their prospects.