The Colorado Avalanche have signed free agent forward Valeri Nichushkin to a one-year contract. The deal is one-way worth $850k. Nichushkin, 24, played in 57 games for the Dallas Stars last season while battling some lower-body injuries. When healthy enough to play, Nichushkin recorded just 10 assists and didn’t tally a single goal. The 6-foot-4 210-pound winger has had a…

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Nathan, also known as Rudo, hosts the DNVR Avalanche Podcast and the Avalanche Review on YouTube. From Rockies and baseball beginnings, he has followed the Avs since they moved to Colorado in 1995. He started independently covering hockey on sites like Reddit and Youtube in 2015 then joined the DNVR Avalanche Podcast in 2019 and hasn't looked back. Follow Rudo on Twitter - @Nathan__Rudolph