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Rockies’ Chris Owings goes on IL with sprained thumb

By: Patrick Saunders

Chris Owings can’t catch a break. Just when it looked as if he was ready to return to full-time duty after recovering from a tight left hamstring, Owings was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a sprained left thumb. He injured the thumb during his pinch-hit at-bat in...

Avalanche acquires goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose Sharks

By: Mike Chambers

The Avalanche got its veteran backup goalie Saturday, acquiring pending unrestricted free agent Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round draft pick in 2021. Related Articles Backup goalie Jonas Johansson gets first career shutout in Avalanche’s 2-0 win at Anaheim Avalanche re-acquires defenseman...

Grading the Week: All hail Nikola Jokic, king of the “almost triple-double”

By: Matt Schubert

It’s getting hard to find new ways to describe how incredible Nikola Jokic is playing this season. We all know about the Nuggets superstar’s savant passing skills, awkward Sombor shot-making and prodigious dunking talents (approaching one per game!). We’re also well aware of the impenetrable statistical case he is making...

Nuggets survive wild finish vs. Spurs, extend winning streak to eight

By: Mike Singer

Nikola Jokic might as well be coach Michael Malone’s security blanket. With the game on the line, there’s arguably no one better. The MVP frontrunner did it again Friday night, staving off a furious San Antonio comeback to hang on, 121-119, and extend the Nuggets’ winning streak to eight. The...

Avalanche re-acquires defenseman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit Red Wings

By: Mike Chambers

The Avalanche, highly deep on defense, nevertheless acquired defenseman Patrik Nemeth from the Detroit Red Wings on Friday in exchange for a 2022 fourth-round pick. Nemeth, 29, is in his second season with the Red Wings after playing in 2017-18 and 2018-19 with the Avalanche, which acquired him off waivers...

Walks spoil Austin Gomber gem as Rockies narrowly lose to Giants

By: Patrick Saunders

When the Rockies play the Giants in San Francisco, their margin for error is usually thin. For the 2021 Rockies, it’s likely to be razor-thin. So issuing walks in a tight game is a cardinal sin, and the Rockies committed that sin seven times Friday afternoon, including four times in...