News:Tyson Barrie scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Avalanche to a 1-0 win over the Predators on Saturday.
Analysis: That gives him two points in three games since his call-up. He has solid keeper potential and may deliver decent fantasy value going forward in single-year leagues. He certainly has as good an opportunity as any of the Avs defenders to do just that.
News:Tyson Barrie has been recalled from AHL Lake Erie.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie, who scored six points in 15 games with the Avs earlier this season, gets the call from the big club, with fellow defender Ryan Wilson out indefinitely with an ankle injury.
News: The Avs demoted Tyson Barrie to Lake Erie of the AHL on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: After producing earlier this season, Tyson Barrie had been a healthy scratch over the previous two games before getting sent down before Tuesday's game. He has a goal and five assists in 15 games.
News:Tyson Barrie is expected to sit out Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: With the return of the Avs top defenseman Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie will sit out Friday. Head coach Joe Sacco said that Barrie's play has dropped off in the last two games, and a seat from the press box will hopefully give Barrie "a chance to see the game from a different angle."
News:Tyson Barrie recorded his first career NHL goal in a 6-5 win Monday over the Predators.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie's goal marks the first goal by an Avs' defensemen through their first 14 games. Barrie has four points in his last three games filling in for the injured Matt Hunwick. Barrie may have secured a spot in the starting lineup going forward with his play of recent, but will continue to start nonetheless with Hunwick sidelined.
News:Tyson Barrie will play Monday against the Coyotes, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie has played in three games this season and has yet to record a point. Barrie will take the spot of the injured Matt Hunwick.
News:Tyson Barrie will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against Columbus, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie was a surprise roster addition out of training camp this year, but despite heightened expectations, he has produced zero points in two games thus far. He will be replaced in the lineup by Matt Hunwick.
News:Tyson Barrie will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's season opener against Minnesota, the The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Short as it was, Tyson Barrie had an impressive training camp and looks to have cracked the roster for the time being. He will team up with Greg Zanon for what should be the Avs' third defensive pairing.
News:Tyson Barrie was seeing power play duty in practice Wednesday, leading a group consisting of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Steve Downie and P.A. Parenteau, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis: On a day when a fellow d-man prospect (Stefan Elliott) was returned to the minors, the fact that Tyson Barrie was still in camp running the power play speaks volumes about the coaches' assessment of him. At this point, you have to like Barrie's chances of cracking the Avs' opening-day roster. He could prove to be a good late-round steal in your fantasy drafts - keep an eye on him.
News:Tyson Barrie could be back in the lineup Wednesday against Vancouver after sitting out the previous game as a healthy scratch, according to The Denver Post.
Analysis: A two-game losing streak is usually a good reason for a lineup shuffle, so Tyson Barrie could see some game action against the Canucks. He has zero points in seven games so far this season - not a great start to his career, but don't worry, he'll get there.
News:Tyson Barrie has not played a game since being recalled from AHL Milwaukee prior to the Feb. 27 trade deadline, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie was sent down earlier in the season when it was clear he wasn't among the Avs' top six defensemen. Now it's different. "We want to have depth at this time of year," coach Joe Sacco said. "The situation is different now than it was when we sent [Barrie] down before." Given the Avs' current two-game winning streak, it's unlikely Sacco will want to change up his lines anytime soon, meaning Barrie will likely continue to sit until further notice.
News:Tyson Barrie has been recalled by the Avalanche, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie will replace David van der Gulik on the roster, who was placed on waivers. The 20-year-old defenseman has 25 assists in 47 games at the AHL level and gives the Avalanche some extra help on the blue line to replace Erik Johnson, who is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
News:Tyson Barrie was reassigned to AHL Lake Erie on Thursday, according to the Avs' official site.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie had no points in four games with the Avs during his callup, along with a minus-2 rating. The 20-year-old has plenty of potential to be a top-four defenseman in the NHL someday, but he needs need more conditioning in the minors first.
News:Tyson Barrie played 15:49 over 23 shifts in his NHL debut without notching a point Tuesday night.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie will have his productive nights, but on Tuesday it was enough for him to not hurt the team. Meanwhile, fellow blue-line prospect Stefan Elliott was sent down to make room for Barrie in the lineup.
News:Tyson Barrie is expected to play against Chicago on Tuesday, Denver Post writer Adrian Dater reports.
Analysis: It would take quite a leap of faith to consider starting Tyson Barrie in his NHL debut, but his strong AHL production (five goals and 24 assists in 46 games) makes him an intriguing prospect to monitor.
News:Tyson Barrie will likely make his first appearance in an Avs jersey Tuesday against Chicago, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie, who was just recalled from AHL Lake Erie, will reportedly not be able to join the team in time for Saturday's game in Vancouver, so his NHL debut looks to be delayed for a couple of days. Barrie leads the Monsters in scoring so far this season with 29 points (5G, 24A) in 46 games and will likely get a look on the Avs' power play once he arrives.
News:Tyson Barrie has 28 points in 45 games in the AHL, along with a minus-1 rating, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie might not have the scoring upside of fellow prospect Stefan Elliott, but he's not a bad defenseman prospect in his own respect. He'll probably be up with the Avs next season.
News:Tyson Barrie was assigned to AHL Lake Erie on Sunday, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie had a terrific preseason, impressing coach Joe Sacco with his ability to jump into the rush. However, the consensus was that Barrie still needs to refine his play away from the puck and hence needs more seasoning in the minors. Barrie will be an NHL regular someday, so keep a close eye on his development.
Avs' Prospect Barrie Impresses During Preseason Debut
News:Tyson Barrie caught the eye of coach Joe Sacco during Thursday's 5-2 presesason loss to Dallas, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie figured in all the scoring for the Avs, scoring one goal and assisting on the other, both on the power play. "Tyson played well tonight, especially on the power play," Sacco said. "I thought he competed hard away from the puck [too], especially in his own end. That's going to be one of the things he really has to focus on, his play away from the puck, because he's pretty good with it." Barrie still figures to open the season at AHL Lake Erie, but the Avs' likely won't hesitate to call him up in case the team runs into injury trouble.
News:Tyson Barrie has been working hard on the defensive side of his game, according to coloradoavalancheprospects.com.
Analysis:Tyson Barrie, who had 11 goals and 58 points last season for the WHL Kelowna Rockets, felt he needed to shore up his play in his own end. "I was just terrible defensively [earlier in my career]," Barrie recently told NHL.com. "I was a riverboat gambler; I took a lot of chances. But I've really worked on that part of my game since then and I'm going to try and keep improving." Barrie, who will be competing for one of the few available d-man spots on the Avs' roster this year, will need to show sound defensive awareness to go along with his already-established offensive game if he wants to land a roster spot. Chances are, he will wind up openining the season at AHL Lake Erie, but he's definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Avs' Prosect Barrie Finishes Second For WHL's Top D-Man Award
News: Barrie finished second in voting for the WHL's top defenseman this week, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: Barrie, who won the award last season, was edged out this year by fellow Avs prospect Stefan Elliott. Barrie, who had 11 goals and 58 points this season for the Kelowna Rockets, is expected to compete for a roster spot with the Avs at training camp in September.
News: Colorado signed Barrie to an entry-level contract Friday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: Barrie put up big scoring numbers in the WHL, averaging better than a point per game in his last two seasons. It will be interesting to see how his game translates to the AHL. He was a third-round pick for Colorado in 2009.
News: Barrie scored the game-winning goal for the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night, the USA Today reports.
Analysis: Barrie showed no ill-effects from a hamstring injury that slowed him in mid-September. He remains one of the Avs' more promising young prospects.
Avalanche Prospect Barrie Out 3-6 Weeks with Hamstring Injury
News: Barrie will be sidelined three to six weeks with a partially torn right hamstring, reports the Kelowna Capital News.
Analysis: Barrie, currently playing with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets, suffered the injury during a team scrimmage on the final day of Rockets training camp last Thursday. Barrie was planning on attending an upcoming Avs' rookie camp this weekend in Denver in an attempt to crack the lineup this season. Colorado's third choice in the 2009 entry draft, Barrie will now head to Denver where the Avs' medical staff will do its best to nurse their 19-year-old prospect back to health. Barrie was already a longshot to land in the NHL this season, but the injury makes it even more likely he will spend one more year in major junior.