Milan Hejduk RW COL Oct 31 '78

Milan Hejduk assisted on John Mitchell's opening goal just two minutes into Saturday's tilt with Minnesota, but the Avalanche squandered the lead and lost 4-2 in their season opener.

Hejduk played just 13 minutes on Saturday night, signifying his role in the Avs offence might be further reduced this season. Colorado boasts a talented core of younger forwards like Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny.