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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Sent to AHL affiliate

Miska was reassigned to AHL Colorado on Friday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Miska will head to the minors for the weekend, but he'll undoubtedly be recalled by the Avalanche prior to the big club's Game 1 matchup versus St. Louis on Monday.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Rejoins taxi squad

Miska was promoted to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly. Devan Dubnyk (COVID-19) is expected to miss at least two weeks while in the league's virus protocol after a positive test. Miska will rejoin the taxi squad to provide emergency goaltending depth.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Bumped to AHL

Miska was assigned to AHL Colorado on Sunday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Miska had been on Colorado's taxi squad but will bump down a level with Philipp Grubauer back from COVID-19 protocols. The 25-year-old Minnesota native is unlikely to see any more action in the Avalanche net this season.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Gets starting nod

Miska will patrol the crease during Tuesday's home game against Anaheim, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports. Miska wasn't great in his last start March 6 against the Ducks, surrendering five goals on 27 shots en route to a 5-4 overtime loss. The 25-year-old rookie will attempt to bounce back and secure his second win of the season in a rematch with the same Anaheim club Tuesday.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Late lead evaporates

Miska stopped 22 of 27 shots Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Anaheim. Miska had a 4-2 lead in the third period, but goals by Anaheim's Troy Terry and Kevin Shattenkirk in the final seven minutes of regulation, and Ryan Getzlaf completed the rally with a power-play strike in overtime. The 25-year-old slipped to 1-1-2 with a 3.50 GAA and .865 save percentage.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Tending twine against Ducks

Miska will guard the home net in Saturday's game against the Ducks, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Philipp Grubauer started in Friday's win over the Ducks, so Miska gets the nod Saturday. Miska has made three starts this season, recording an .883 save percentage and a 1-1-1 record. Those numbers aren't very impressive, but this is certainly an intriguing matchup for fantasy purposes, as the Ducks rank last in the league with 2.04 goals per game.
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Hunter Miska Defeats Former Team For First Win

Goaltender was part of the Arizona Coyotes organization for two seasons. Hunter Miska won his first career NHL game and did so against his former team. The goaltender made 16-of-18 saves on Friday night to help the Colorado Avalanche break a two-game losing streak and earn a 3-2 win versus the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Earns first NHL win

Miska stopped 16 of 18 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes. Miska came within two minutes of a shutout in just his fourth career appearance, but the Coyotes struck twice late to make it interesting. The 25-year-old Miska has allowed nine goals on 77 shots through three games this season. He's not likely to see a lot of playing time, but Philipp Grubauer needed a breather Friday. Grubauer will likely start Saturday's game in Arizona, leaving Miska to watch from the bench.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Jumps to active roster

Miska was promoted to the active roster on an emergency loan, per CapFriendly. Miska was shuffled to AHL Colorado on Wednesday, but that was only a paper move. Miska and Adam Werner figure to continue competing for the backup job behind Philipp Grubauer.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Headed to minors

Miska was reassigned to AHL Colorado on Wednesday, per CapFriendly. Miska just clear the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday. The 25-year-old likely needs some playing time in the minors to get up to game speed before linking up with the big club again. In a corresponding move, Peyton Jones was promoted to the taxi squad.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Back to taxi squad

Miska (COVID-19 protocol) was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday, per CBS Sports. Miska hasn't seen any NHL action since Jan. 31 but could be Philipp Grubauer's backup once he's off the COVID-19 list. The 25-year-old has allowed seven goals on 59 shots in two appearances with the Avalanche this season.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Assigned to minors

Miska (COVID-19 protocol) was assigned to AHL Colorado on Wednesday, per CapFriendly. It's unclear if this is a paper move for the Avalanche or if they want to get Miska a conditioning stint in the minors. With Miska away from the big club, Adam Werner will handle the backup duties behind Philipp Grubauer.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Moves to protocol

Miska was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Monday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. This doesn't necessarily mean Miska tested positive for the virus. With Pavel Francouz (lower body) on long-term injured reserve, Adam Werner will serve as Philipp Grubauer's backup for the time being.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Back on active roster

Miska returned to the active roster Tuesday, per TSN. Miska briefly exchanged places with Adam Werner, but it's Miska who served as Philipp Grubauer's backup in Tuesday's game versus the Wild.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Drops result in overtime

Miska surrendered four goals on 33 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild. Miska did alright in his second start of the year, but the win evaded him again Sunday. Jonas Brodin's overtime tally pinned Miska with his second defeat in as many outings (0-1-1). Through two starts, the 25-year-old goalie has allowed seven goals. Philipp Grubauer has been excellent so far, leaving just spot-start duty for Miska for the foreseeable future.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Starting Sunday versus Wild

Miska will start Sunday's game versus the Wild, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Miska gave up three goals on 26 shots in a loss to the Kings in his season debut. His second start comes in the second half of a back-to-back, allowing Philipp Grubauer some rest. Miska will have some streaming appeal to fantasy managers and he could also be a budget option for DFS.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Falls in Avalanche debut

Miska allowed three goals on 26 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Kings on Thursday. The fourth goal was an empty-netter. Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon spotted Miska a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Kings went 2-for-5 on the power play in the contest, and Adrian Kempe's third-period tally left Miska with a loss in his first NHL start. The 25-year-old Minnesota native is currently the primary backup to Philipp Grubauer while Pavel Francouz (lower body) is on the mend. Expect Grubauer to reclaim the crease Friday in Anaheim.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Making season debut

Miska will start between the pipes in Thursday's road game versus the Kings, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Miska hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2018-19, but he was fantastic in the minors last season, posting a .924 save percentage and a 2.48 GAA in 26 appearances with AHL Colorado. He'll attempt to pick up the first NHL win of his career in a favorable road matchup with a Kings club that's gone 0-1-2 through its first three games of the campaign.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Ascends from taxi squad

Miska was recalled from the taxi squad Tuesday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Pavel Francouz (undisclosed) won't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings, so Miska was brought up to the active roster and Adam Werner was elevated to the taxi squad. Miska was quite good in the minors last season, recording a .924 save percentage over 26 appearances, and he'll be the primary backup for Grubauer.
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Avalanche's Hunter Miska: Serves as third goalie

Miska has been added to Colorado's taxi squad, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Miska will serve as the third goalie, as mandated for all teams in the NHL during this pandemic-affected season. The six-man taxi squad also includes forwards Shane Bowers, Martin Kaut, Logan O'Connor and Kiefer Sherwood, and defenseman Dennis Gilbert. The 25-year-old backstop appeared in 26 games for the AHL Colorado Eagles this past season, posting a 16-6-3 record with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.