Colorado Avalanche Send Tyson Jost to San Antonio


Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Tyson Jost has been reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage on a conditioning assignment.

The Colorado Avalanche have reassigned rookie Tyson Jost to the San Antonio Rampage. According to Avs insider Adrian Dater, the move looks to be temporary:

Jost has been limited to playing only six of the Avalanche’s 16 games. That’s because of injury, not being a healthy scratch.

He suffered a bruised bone at the hands of Boston Bruin Adam McQuaid:

Jost missed the rest of that game as well as the back-to-back Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars games that weekend. However, he returned for the next two games against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. However, either he re-injured the bone bruise or suffered a new injury because he hasn’t played since October 19.

That includes six games in three weeks missed because of his injury. Word was he was healthy enough to play the Global Series Games in Sweden last weekend, but the roster was full enough without him to risk putting him in there.

Coach Jared Bednar indicates the reassignment is a conditioning assignment. As Dater states above, it’s to get his timing back and maybe get his legs back — the emphasis this season has been strongly on conditioning.

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Unfortunately, the San Antonio Rampage don’t have any games coming up in the next couple days. They don’t play again until November 18. They then have a two-day gap before playing back-to-back on November 21 and 22.

Meanwhile, in that time, the Avalanche have tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals, and back-to-back games this weekend against the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings. They also have a November 22 game against the Dallas Stars.

Presumably Jost will miss all of those games since it wouldn’t make sense to send him to San Antonio in a conditioning assignment that lasts only one game. Or even two. The hope, then, is that Jost can be back by the next back to back, November 24 and 25.

This is a disappointing development for the 19-year-old rookie. He was off to such a good start, having scored a goal and an assist in his six games. However, there’s no reason to push him to play at the NHL level if he’s not completely ready after recovering from his injury.

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The Colorado Avalanche have plenty of young forwards to choose from right now, especially with the recall of Vladislav Kamenev, who was part of the Matt Duchene trade.

Here’s to hoping young Tyson Jost gets well very soon, though.