Injuries are always part of the story of a team’s season. Luckily for the Avalanche, they haven’t been a huge part of the problem this season until the very end. While Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen continue to nurse ailments, Matt Nieto is making his return to the lineup tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights. Nieto broke a bone in…

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A.J. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for DNVR. AJ helped launch the network back in 2015 and has filled roles as a team leader and Editor-In- Chief, along with co-hosting the DNVR draft podcasts along with his other duties. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Avalanche podcast.