Avs' head scout says their No. 1 pick 'open'
05/21/2013 1:13 PM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche's head scout says the No. 1 pick is "open" and talk of defenseman Seth Jones being locked into that spot is premature.
ImpactUnless the scout knows something we don't -- and there's surely a chance of that -- we'd be pretty surprised if Jones wasn't the pick. For one, the Avs have spent multiple first-round choices on elite forward talent over the past few years while largely neglecting their back end. Also, the story of Jones' possible return to Denver, where he learned to play hockey while his father, Popeye Jones, played for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, is about as poetic as they come. This all sounds like standard pre-draft posturing at this point.
Jaromir Jagr skips out on Tuesday skate
05/21/2013 12:29 PM
NewsJaromir Jagr didn't take part in Tuesday's optional skate but will play in Game 3 tonight.
Steve Zipay on Twitter
ImpactClaude Julien wasn't the least bit concerned, saying Jagr knows his body and his conditioning. Plus, it's not like Jagr hasn't been putting in on-ice work on his own time. The 41-year-old winger apparently hit the ice in the hours after Tuesday's Game 2 win to work on his shot and his stickhandling.
Julien doesn't expect Seidenberg for Game 4
05/21/2013 12:18 PM
NewsBoston Bruins coach Claude Julien isn't expecting Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) to return to the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4.
Bruins on Twitter
ImpactSeidenberg was out on the ice for the second straight day but apparently still has a little ways to go before returning to game action. Wade Redden (undisclosed) also appears unlikely to play Tuesday night. The Bruins have been able to weather the injuries to their blueline thanks to the outstanding play of young defenseman Torey Krug, who's scored two goals through the first two games of the series.
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