Joonas Donskoi


Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Nets first goal of series

Donskoi scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Vegas in Game 5. Donskoi blasted a one-timer from the slot to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead with 3:32 remaining in the second period. The goal was Donskoi's third of the postseason and snapped his personal six-game dry spell. The 29-year-old scored a career-high 17 times in 51 regular-season contests.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Deposits power-play goal

Donskoi scored a power-play goal on a team-high seven shots in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings. Donskoi struck at 14:43 of the first period to open the scoring, and his goal stood as the game-winner. The 29-year-old winger snapped a six-game point drought with the tally. He's up to 30 points in 50 games this season -- it's the fifth time he's reached the 30-point mark. The Finn has added 81 shots on net, a plus-14 rating and eight power-play points.
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Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Ready to rock

Donskoi (not injury related) will return to action Friday against San Jose, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Donskoi will return to a third-line role following his five-game absence. The 29-year-old winger has tallied 28 points in 42 contests this campaign.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Removed from COVID-19 list

Donskoi is no longer listed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list but will not play Monday against the Blues, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Monday will be the fourth straight game that Donskoi has missed while on the COVID-19 list but he could return Wednesday against St. Louis. The 29-year-old has 15 goals and 28 points in 42 games this season.
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Avalanche games postponed through Tuesday after Joonas Donskoi tests positive for COVID-19

The red-hot Avalanche is shutting down operations through Tuesday after a third member of the franchise, forward Joonas Donskoi, tested positive for COVID-19. Following the third positive test, Colorado canceled its morning skate Friday ahead of the night’s scheduled game against the Los Angeles Kings at Ball Arena. The NHL later announced the Avs will be on hiatus through Tuesday, postponing three games.
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Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Under the weather

Donskoi won't suit up in Wednesday's game against St. Louis, as he's feeling ill effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, Conor McGahey of Altitude TV reports. The hope for Donskoi is that it's just a one-game absence, as the team will face off against the Kings on Friday. With the 29-year-old sidelined Wednesday, Carl Soderberg will enter the lineup, making his debut with his new club after he was acquired from Chicago at Monday's trade deadline.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Nets hat trick in four-point night

Donskoi scored three goals, including one on the power play, and added an assist in Wednesday's 9-3 win over the Coyotes. Donskoi went bonkers in the first period, collecting all three of his goals in the opening 7:31. He passed up a chance at a fourth tally late in the final frame, electing to instead set up Andre Burakovsky on a 2-on-0 rush to round out the scoring. Donskoi is in the midst of his best stretch of productivity all year, finding the scoresheet in nine of his last 10 games, producing multi-point efforts in four of them. The 28-year-old has 15 goals through 35 games, leaving him one tally shy of the career-high 16 he produced last season. Donskoi also has a chance to set a new personal best for points; he's nine away from matching the 37 he put up with San Jose in 2018-19.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Runs point streak to three

Donskoi had an assist, two shots on goal and one blocked shot in Monday's 5-2 win over the Ducks. Donskoi picked up the secondary assist on Valeri Nichushkin's goal, Colorado's final score of the game. Donskoi and his mates on the third line have made an impact in March, combining for 11 goals and 23 points over the last 10 games. Donskoi is responsible for 11 of those points.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Playing inspired hockey right now

Donskoi scored a goal Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights. The goal was SportsCenter-worthy. He took a pass in the neutral zone and flew down the right wing. Donskoi cut inside the defender with a gorgeous toe drag and then roofed it over Marc Andre Fleury's left shoulder. He's playing inspired hockey of late, so check your wire. Donskoi has six goals and four assists in his last eight games.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Tallies twice late in win

Donskoi scored a pair of goals on five shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes. Donskoi scored an empty-netter in the third period, then followed up in the final minute of the game with another goal. That got him to double-digit tallies this season -- the Finn has 10 goals, 21 points, 31 shots on net and a plus-9 rating in 30 contests. His 0.7 points-per-game pace is the best scoring rate of his career, as he's riding a ridiculous 32.3 shooting percentage.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Two helpers against Wild

Donskoi picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Wild. The streaky winger has heated up again, putting together a four-game point streak that featured two goals and six points. Donskoi has eight goals and 19 points through 29 games on the season, but he's remarkably put only 26 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage (30.8) that screams regression.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Garners pair of assists

Donskoi notched two assists in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks. Donskoi helped out on tallies by Nazem Kadri in the second period and Brandon Saad in the third, the latter coming with the man advantage. The two-assist game put Donskoi at 16 points, 23 shots on net and a plus-4 rating in 27 contests. The Finn remains a solid depth scorer in fantasy.

Avalanche's Joonas Donskoi: Resumes third-line duty

Donskoi had two shots and one hit in Monday's 3-0 loss to Vegas. Donskoi started the game on the second line but was back to his normal position on the third line by the time the third period started. Head coach Jared Bednar tweaked his lines mid-game, moving Gabriel Landeskog to the top line and dropping Andre Burakovsky to the second unit. Essentially, the coach reverted his line combinations back to their original state, as they were before COVID-19 paused Colorado's season.

Avalanche star Joonas Donskoi nostalgic as outdoor game at Tahoe looms

The ice is ready, the logos are painted and now it’s only a matter of hours before teams take to the rink at Edgewood Tahoe for the NHL's marque regular-season games. The Colorado Avalanche play the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday at noon at the outdoor rink in the third of four straight games between the teams. The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers will complete the doubleheader Sunday with an 11 a.m. start.