Things just got real serious for the Colorado Avalanche.
On Thursday night, the Avalanche clinched a playoff spot by rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in overtime.
While there is one game left on the regular calendar as the Avs will face the San Jose Sharks tomorrow night, the focus is now on the postseason and how to create the best offensive punch to survive the first round series.
On Friday, the Avalanche management started that exact plan when they decided to place winger Andrew Agozzino on waivers.
In July 2017, the 28-year-old forward signed as a free agent in Colorado,. He had spent the previous season as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues, but didn’t get to play a game with them.
This season, it was different story for Agozzino. He played in a season-high 11 games, in which he scored his first NHL goal and added an assist. In a total of 21 games in the NHL, all with the Avalanche, he has posted a total of five points.
If he goes unclaimed, Agozzino will be sent down to the Colorado Eagles.
Playoff season is on for the Avs and it means making these tough decisions.