Around the Northwest Division
And then there were three again in Abbotsford.
The return of Miikka Kiprusoff from a knee injury and the waiver acquisition of Joey MacDonald means Danny Taylor joins Barry Brust and Leland Irving in a crowded crease.
"You never want a three-goal system," said Irving recently. "It doesn't work."
They didn't gain a point because of a last-minute 3-2 regulation loss in Chicago on Wednesday, but the Avalanche had a 3-1 lead in the third period and probably deserved a better fate.
Giant step in the right direction.
Winger Cal Clutterbuck returns after injuring his thigh from a Taylor Hall hit Feb. 21.
The Wild also were considering changing backup goaltenders and giving Matt Hackett - currently playing well in Houston - a shot.
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