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Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Nearing return

Nichushkin (ankle) is getting close to his return, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar told Peter Baugh of The Athletic on Wednesday. Nichushkin, who hasn't played since Oct. 25 because of the injury, skated with the team for the first time since undergoing surgery and wore a full-contact sweater. He has seven goals and 12 points in seven contests in 2022-23. When Nichushkin is ready to return, he will likely serve on the top line and first power-play unit.
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Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Skates again

Nichushkin (ankle) skated Saturday for the second time this week, Brennan Vogt of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Nichushkin, who was first seen on the ice Tuesday, skated for about 10 minutes, gliding and testing out the ankle. The forward was given a timeline of a month after undergoing surgery in early November, so he could rejoin the Avalanche next week. Prior to the injury, Nichushkin had seven goals and five assists through seven games.
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Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Skates Tuesday

Nichushkin (ankle) skated Tuesday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Nichushkin hasn't been on the ice since taking warmups Nov. 4. He later underwent ankle surgery with a one-month timeline to return, which would put him in line to rejoin the Avalanche's lineup some time in the next week to 10 days. Once he's logged a few more practices and receives clearance to play, he should resume a top-six role that yielded seven goals and five assists over his first seven games of the season.
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Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Sheds crutches

Nichushkin (ankle) is no longer on crutches, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar hopes Nichushkin will return to the ice soon. Nichushkin has missed 12 games due to the injury, after the forward posted a seven-game point streak to open the season. He has seven goals and five assists, including five power-play goals.
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Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Lands on IR

Nichushkin (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly. Nichushkin recently underwent ankle surgery and was given a one-month timeline to return, so this is a move to free up a roster spot. If the Avalanche need additional cap space, he could be later transferred to long-term injured reserve.

Valeri Nichushkin staying put with Colorado Avalanche

Forward Valeri Nichushkin is staying put with the Stanley Cup champion Avalanche. He signed an eight-year, $49 million contract with Colorado. He spent the past three years with the Avs and is coming off a season in which he had a career-best 25 goals and 52 points in 62 games in the regular season before adding nine and six in the playoffs. Nichushkin's signing overshadowed several other roster-related developments on Monday, with teams having until the afternoon to determine whether to issue qualifying offers and retain the rights to their restricted free agents. One of those decisions involved the Avalanche, with forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel going from celebrating with the Stanley Cup on Saturday to not receiving a qualifying offer from Colorado. Aube-Kubel, 26, has four seasons of NHL experience and was claimed by Colorado after being waived by the Philadelphia Flyers in November. He had 11 goals and 22 points in 67 regular-season games for the Avalanche, and had no points in 14 playoff games.
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Why Valeri Nichushkin Re-Signed with Colorado Avalanche (+)

As we said a couple of days ago, a deal between the Colorado Avalanche and Valeri Nichushkin was close at hand. Just now, it became official. Here’s the “WOW” factor on the deal: it’s EIGHT YEARS at $49 million? That’s a cap hit of 6.125 per year for the next eight years.
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Avalanche Agree to 8-Year Extension With Valeri Nichushkin

According to reports, the Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a long-term extension with forward Valeri Nichushkin. In fact, per Pierre LeBrun, it’s the longest extension the team is permitted to sign him to, an eight-year contract. Peter Baugh is also on top of the story writing, “I can confirm that Valeri Nichushkin is returning to Colorado on an eight-year deal.” The deal is worth $6.125M per season.
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Avalanche sign Valeri Nichushkin to 8-year deal

July 12 (UPI) -- The Colorado Avalanche signed winger Valeri Nichushkin to an eight-year contract extension, the Stanley Cup champions announced. Sources told ESPN, TSN and The Athletic on Monday that the contract is worth $49 million. The deal will keep Nichushkin under contract through the 2029-30 season. "Signing Val...

Colorado Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin extension is respectable

The Colorado Avalanche have gotten a deal done with Valeri Nichushkin, something that was very high on their priority list. The Colorado Avalanche and Avs Nation can rest easy, as the team has signed winger Valeri Nichushkin to an 8-year extension. The deal has an annual value of $6.125 million.
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Report: Avalanche, Valeri Nichushkin agree to terms on eight-year contract

Nichushkin, 27, joined the Avalanche in 2019 after not being able to gain traction in Dallas. He was the 10th overall selection in the 2013 draft, and after many years in Texas, it was time to part ways. Then general manager Joe Sakic took a swing on the big tenacious forward and inked him to a one-year deal. That season, he would tally 27 points and earned himself a rightful extension. Since then, he has only been making strides ahead.
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Avalanche sign Valeri Nichushkin to eight-year, $49M extension

The Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche are retaining winger Valeri Nichushkin with an eight-year extension. Nichushkin was one of the most valuable two-way wingers hitting unrestricted free agency this offseason. The Athletic’s Peter Baugh reports the contract is worth $49M in total, or $6.125M per season through 2029-30. PuckPedia...
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Avalanche Retain Valeri Nichushkin

The Colorado Avalanche have locked up one of the key contributors to their 2022 Stanley Cup run. Valeri Nichushkin has signed an eight-year extension with an annual cap hit of $6.125 million to remain in Colorado. Nichushkin would have become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday if the two sides...