Colorado Avalanche: 5 Prospects for the Fourth Line

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Borna Rendulic, Right Wing

Colorado Avalanche right wing Borna Rendulic is out for eight weeks with a broken leg. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 200 pounds

Last Team: Colorado Avalanche

2014-15 Stats:

GP G A P PIM +/-
11 1 1 2 6 1

2014-15 Stats with Lake Erie Monsters:

GP G A P PIM +/-
26 4 4 8 12 -9

Borna Rendulic is something of a long shot, except that he’s the only natural right wing available for opening night. (Dennis Everberg is slated to miss the entire training camp and preseason while recovering from shoulder surgery. It’s unlikely he’ll make the lineup right off from that.)

Rendulic is also in the image of head coach Patrick Roy‘s vision for the Avs New Age — big and skilled anyway. He’s got the scorer’s finesse typical of European players. He’s not a gritty player, but he’s been working on strength training over the summer.

I don’t know if Rendulic would skate against the Wild on opening night. I’d like to see him join the fourth line as that finesse player at some point in the season, though.