GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Colorado Avalanche got a very bad lump of coal in its Christmas Eve Eve game in the desert here Saturday night, as Tyson Barrie was forced from the game in the first period after blocking a shot with his right hand. Barrie tried to shake the injury off on the bench, flexing his right hand several…

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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.