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Official Colorado Avalanche Roster for 2008/2009

Shane GirouxSenior Analyst IOctober 7, 2008

In a surprise move, Per Ledin, didn't make the cut and has been sent down to Lake Erie along with TJ Hensick.

And so, the Avalanche 2008-09 opening-night roster is official.

As much as I'd like Hensick to stay, it would mean bumping Arnason out of the third line center spot, and that didn't seem likely. I'm sure he'll get some time with the Avs during the season regardless.

As for Ledin, I think everyone expected he would make the cut, so it's a bit of a surprise. He's an agitator who is able to score as well. He seemed like he would be a great fit on a line with Guite and Laperriere—and, from what I've read, performed well in camp.

Ledin should be able to come up without clearing waivers—again, if I understand his contract correctly—so he could pop in from time to time.

As it stands, it looks like Parker will sit in the press box most nights, along with one of the Codys—and Daniel Tjarnqvist of course.
Will the Cody McLeod lovefest continue, or will Granato favor Cody McCormick—who is much more in control of his temper and can play on the PK when necessary?
And yes, David Jones makes the roster—but that wasn't really a question. The only question now is whether he'll outscore Ovechkin or Kovalchuk.
Opening night is only two more sleeps away. And I still haven't ordered Center Ice. I better get on that!

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