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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
35-16-8 78
36-15-5 77
35-19-5 75
32-25-2 66
30-25-2 62
28-24-6 62
23-29-5 51
15-39-5 35

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 12 15 1 19:31 4

Top Samuel Girard News

  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Two-pointer in loss

    Girard had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Carolina. He added three shots, four blocks and two penalty minutes to his line over 15:53 of ice time.

    Girard spearheaded a rush that resulted in a Zach Parise tally -- Colorado's first goal -- late in the first period to make it a 3-1 game. Just five seconds later, following the ensuring draw at center ice, he lobbed a knuckler toward the Hurricanes' zone that eluded Pyotr Kochetkov, and the Avalanche closed the gap to 3-2. The blueliner has goals in two straight tilts and four points over his last four games.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Breaks goal drought

    Girard scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Devils.

    Girard's tally was his first since Nov. 15. He picked up nine assists over his 15 contests between goals, a span that also includes his stint in the Player Assistance Program. The defenseman has been steady in a top-four role lately, giving him appeal in deeper fantasy formats despite his limited power-play opportunities on the second unit. Girard is up to 13 points, 36 shots on net, 33 hits, 60 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through 30 outings.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Collects assist in win

    Girard notched an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

    Girard set up Logan O'Connor for the opening tally at 7:44 of the first period. This snapped a three-game dry spell for Girard, his longest drought since returning from his stay in the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program. Girard continues to see top-four minutes and time on the second power-play unit. He's at 12 points, 32 shots on net, 33 hits and 57 blocked shots through 28 outings this season.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Three helpers in Tuesday's win

    Girard delivered three assists, one on the power play, while adding one shot on net, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Senators.

    All three helpers came in the second half of the game as the Avs scored five unanswered goals to erase a 4-2 deficit. Girard is having a sizzling start to January after missing over a month while in the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program -- over the last eight games he's contributed seven assists, 15 hits, 20 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating. The surge has been rewarded with a spot on Colorado's second power-play unit -- Tuesday's PP point was his first of the season.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Tees up Makar strike

    Girard had an assist and a block over 18:07 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 loss to Montreal.

    Girard set up Cale Makar for an early second-period goal to put Colorado up 2-1. It was the second consecutive contest on the scoresheet for Girard, who has four points (all assists) since returning eight games ago from a leave of absence. He's not usually on ice with Makar, but it was near the end of a shift and he subbed in for Makar's usual partner, Devon Toews.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Notches assist in win

    Girard had an assist, three blocked shots and two hits over 19:43 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 win over Toronto.

    Girard kept the puck in the zone and had his slapshot stopped by Martin Jones, but the rebound landed on the stick of Mikko Rantanen, who scored the Avalanche's second goal. It was the third assist in the last six games for Girard, who has one goal and seven assists through 22 contests.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Defense leads to offense

    Girard logged an assist, three blocked shots and two PIM over 17:38 of ice time in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Panthers.

    After Girard blocked an attempted pass in the Colorado end, the puck bounded to the neutral zone, where Jonathan Drouin outraced the Panthers and wristed one past Sergei Bobrovsky. It was Girard's second point in four games since he returned from a personal leave.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Logs first point since return

    Girard had an assist, two shots on net, one blocked shot and two hits over 16:58 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory over the Islanders.

    Girard logged his first point since coming off the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program in Sunday's win over the Sharks. The defenseman is skating on the third pair with Jack Johnson and getting acclimated to competitive hockey again after missing 20 games, but Girard could eventually return to a spot on the second duo with Bowen Byram.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Ready to return

    Girard (personal) told Corey Masisak of The Denver Post on Saturday that he will return to the lineup Sunday versus San Jose. Girard was activated from the non-roster list Saturday, per the NHL media site.

    Girard is projected to be back on the second pairing and second power-play unit after missing the past 20 games. He resumed practices with the Avalanche last Saturday after entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Nov. 24. Girard has picked up four points, 18 shots on goal, 25 blocked shots and 15 hits in 15 appearances this season.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Not playing Friday

    Girard (personal) will not return to the lineup in St. Louis on Friday, according to Jesse Montano of Guerilla Sports.

    Girard entered the NHL/NHL Player Assistance Program during Thanksgiving and returned to the ice Saturday at practice. The Avalanche have stated that Girard will return to the lineup when he is ready and that could occur as early as Sunday versus San Jose. Girard has one goal, three assists and 25 blocked shots in 15 games this season. Look for Sam Malinski to be the odd man out when Girard returns to action.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Not ready to play Wednesday

    Girard (personal) won't play Wednesday versus Arizona but might be an option for Friday's game against St. Louis, Jesse Montano of Guerilla Sports reports.

    Girard entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Nov. 24. He resumed practicing with the Avalanche on Saturday. Girard has a goal, four points, 15 hits and 25 blocks in 15 contests this season. When the 25-year-old is ready to return, Sam Malinski might stop playing regularly for Colorado.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Cleared only for practice

    Girard (personal) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

    Girard, who has been cleared by the NHL and NHLPA for practice only, will continue to skate over the holiday break. He is on indefinite leave after entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Nov. 24.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Not playing Thursday

    Girard (personal) will not play versus Ottawa on Thursday, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Girard is on indefinite leave after entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Nov. 24. Thursday's tilt will be the 17th game in a row that Girard will miss, but it appears that he is close to returning as he was on the ice Thursday for the first time since leaving the team Nov. 20. Girard has a goal and three assists in 15 games this season, including a goal and two assists in his last two games before leaving the team. Consider him day-to-day.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: In player assistance program

    Girard is on indefinite leave and has entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.

    Girard missed Colorado's previous two games for personal reasons. He has a goal, four points, 15 hits and 25 blocks in 15 contests this season. While Girard is away from the team, Caleb Jones is likely to play regularly.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Unavailable Wednesday

    Girard (personal) won't play Wednesday versus Vancouver, per Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now.

    Girard has a goal and four points in 15 contests this year. He also missed Monday's 4-3 loss to Nashville for personal reasons. When Girard is ready to return, he might push Caleb Jones out of the lineup.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Out for personal reasons

    Girard missed Monday's game against Nashville due to personal reasons, Corey Masisak of The Denver Post reports.

    Monday was Girard's second missed game of the year. There's currently no word on whether or not he's expected to play Wednesday against the Canucks.

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  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Out Monday

    Girard (undisclosed) is not in Monday's lineup against Nashville, Corey Masisak of The Denver Post

    Girard tallied three points over his last two games after missing his first contest of the year. The 25-year-old now has four points with a minus-7 rating through 15 games. It's unclear if his absence Monday is injury-related.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 170 lbs
Birthplace: Roberval, PQ
Age: 25
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left