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The Colorado Avalanche are bringing back defenseman Mark Barberio on a two-year deal.
Barberio is coming off a season in which he had three goals and 10 assists. He was limited to 46 games due to a lower-body injury Joe Namath Jersey Youth , but returned at the end of the regular season and played in all six games during the first-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators.
The 28-year-old Barberio was claimed by Colorado off waivers from Montreal on Feb. 2, 2017. A sixth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2008 Jim Kelly Jersey , he’s played in 239 career games with the Lightning, Canadiens and Avalanche.
Last week Vita Vea Youth Jersey , Colorado signed defenseman Mark Alt to a two-year deal. Alt was claimed by the Avs off waivers from Philadelphia on Feb. 26.
The Buffalo Sabres say Victor Antipin suffered a concussion and a broken nose when he was boarded during Saturday night’s game against the Nashville Predators.
The Sabres say Antipin also suffered cuts to his face and dental injuries when he was hit by Predators forward Scott Hartnell behind the Buffalo net. Antipin was strapped to a backboard and taken off the ice on a stretcher. He was hospitalized briefly. Hartnell was given a 5-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit.
The Sabres say Antipin will be out indefinitely. He was to fly with the team later Sunday to Toronto, where the Sabres face the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Antipin was skating in his 47th NHL game after reaching the NHL this season.