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Ryan Reaves suspended after pulling out hair of Avalanche’s Ryan Graves

Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves ended up with a chunk of hair and a suspension after Sunday’s Game 1 loss to Colorado. After an in-game fight with Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves, Reaves received a two-game suspension by the NHL for roughing/unsportsmanlike conduct. The scuffle occurred in the third period when...
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Avalanche's Ryan Graves: Dishes helper Wednesday

Graves picked up an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 2. Graves continues to find success in the playoffs, as he's picked up six points in as many outings. The sturdy defenseman has added a physical presence with 17 blocked shots, six hits and eight PIM in a second-pairing role. While he's better known for his defense, he's chipped in enough offense to be worth a look in DFS.
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Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves facing suspension for intent to injure Avalanche's Ryan Graves

Ryan Reaves was ejected from Game 1 of the Golden Knights' series-opening game against the Avalanche on Sunday for dirty play in the third period. The Las Vegas enforcer, perhaps frustrated by his team's five-goal deficit to Colorado, cross-checked Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer with 11:56 remaining in the game. Grubauer responded by striking the back of Reaves' leg. Reaves then punched Ryan Graves in the back of the head and pulled him to the ice. There, Reaves could be seen kneeling on Graves' head.
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Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves Suspended For Roughing Avalanche's Ryan Graves

The NHL issued Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves a two-game suspension for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct following his actions against Colorado Avalanche defender Ryan Graves in Game 1 of the series on Sunday. Graves was tossed to the ice, and Reaves later admitted to officials that he pulled hair...
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Knights-Avalanche Game 1 Quick Hits: Ryan Reaves’ penalty on Ryan Graves deserves suspension

The Avalanche benefited from dispatching St. Louis in four first-round games. The Knights’ bill for getting stretched to seven games by Minnesota came due Sunday night. This was adults vs. kids. This was fresh vs. tired. This was swift-skating vs. skating-in-cement. If there was any doubt the Avs’ rest (six off days), would hurt, it was erased … again and again and again. It was 2-0 less than 11 minutes into the game. It was 5-0 halfway at the midpoint. It was 6-1 after two periods. Credit Avs coach Jared Bednar, who leaned on the top line of Mikko Rantanen-Nathan MacKinnon-Gabe Landeskog to build the lead — each played at least 13 minutes and had a combined eight points through two periods.

Avalanche's Ryan Graves: Slides assist in Game 1

Graves posted an assist, three blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1. Graves had the lone helper on the first of Nathan MacKinnon's two goals in the second period. After a difficult regular season, Graves has five points, 13 shots on net, eight PIM, a plus-10 rating and 17 blocked shots through five playoff contests. The non-scoring production should remain steady, but he shouldn't be expected to get on the scoresheet regularly.
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Avalanche See Major Impact From Ryan Graves in Blues Series Sweep

The Colorado Avalanche’s top line was the most-talked-about story for the team in their first-round series sweep of the St. Louis Blues. That line was responsible for 9 of the 20 goals in the series. However, another unit of theirs that was was arguably just as impactful was their blue line. Defense has been essential to the team’s success all season. One blue liner in particular who was a difference-maker was Ryan Graves.

The Curious Case of Ryan Graves

Subtitle: Saving [private] Ryan Graves. With a playoff layoff upon us, I'm turning my attention to speculation on the Kraken expansion draft. What do you do when you have four young, worthy defensemen to protect? Ryan Graves is wrapping up his second, full, solid season with the Avs and appears to be leveling up his play in the post season. I'm predicting this will continue in the next rounds. He is the one young defenseman the Avs have with size and is using it more and more. He plays well with others on the backline, can score and contribute in "system", kills penalties, and has been more responsible defensively IMO, than last year.

Avalanche's Ryan Graves: Manages helper in win

Graves notched an assist, four blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 2. Graves set up Joonas Donskoi's opening tally just 35 seconds into the game. The assist snapped Graves' seven-game point drought dating back to May 5. He's already posted nine blocked shots, five shots on net and a plus-4 rating through two postseason contests. The 25-year-old will likely work in a top-four role as a defensive presence.

Ryan Graves back in Avs lineup tonight, Newhook to play soon

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – The Colorado Avalanche get back in action tonight against the San Jose Sharks, and one player who will return to the Avs lineup is defenseman Ryan Graves. Ryan Graves missed Saturday’s game, one night after taking an errant elbow to the face from Sharks forward Evander Kane.

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Sam Girard out two weeks, Ryan Graves day-to-day

The Opponent: San Jose Sharks (20-26-5) The Colorado Avalanche are set to play the San Jose Sharks for a third time in a row tonight. The two teams will meet for a fourth and final time as they finish the season series on Wednesday. The Avs are in a three-way fight for first in the West Division, so winning these next two games against the lowly Sharks will be crucial to keeping home ice advantage — and potentially earning a much weaker opponent in St. Louis or Arizona. The current standings show the Avs four points back of Vegas and two points up on Minnesota, with Colorado having tonight’s game in hand.