Jamie McGinn W BUF 22 hours ago

McGinn notched two assists in Monday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

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Jamie McGinn W BUF 1 week ago

McGinn netted two goals, including one on the power play, in Friday night's loss to the Blue Jackets.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 2 weeks ago

McGinn (illness) missed practice on Monday with the flu.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 4 months ago

McGinn was traded to Buffalo on Friday along with Ryan O'Reilly in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher and the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

O'Reilly is definitely the headliner in the deal from Buffalo's point of view, but McGinn is a solid extra piece. A serious back injury limited him to just 19 games this past season, but McGinn scored 19 goals just two seasons ago and he's a solid depth player. He is expected to be fully healthy for training camp in the fall.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 6 months ago

McGinn (back) is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp in the fall, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

McGinn, who underwent season-ending back surgery in December, said he recently endured a setback in his recovery, but it's not something significant enough to challenge his availability for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. The back injury limited McGinn to just 19 games this season, during which he produced four goals, two assists, and a minus-9 rating.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 8 months ago

Coach Patrick Roy acknowledged Tuesday that McGinn (back) would be out for the remainder of the season, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

It was fully expected after McGinn underwent back surgery in December that he would be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign, so Roy's statement merely confirms as much. His season will end after just 19 games, during which he compiled six points and a minus-9 rating.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 10 months ago

McGinn (back) underwent surgery Wednesday and isn't expected to play again in 2014-15, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. "It went really well," coach Patrick Roy said of McGinn's procedure, "But I would not be surprised if he's out for the season."

There was some uncertainty whether McGinn's back procedure would be a short- or long-term repair, but Roy's words would seem to indicate the latter. The first season of the two-year, $5.9 million deal McGinn inked with the Avs in the offseason appears to be a loss, as the depth player was limited to just 19 games, producing six points and a minus-9 rating.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 10 months ago

McGinn will undergo surgery on his injured back Wednesday and could miss the rest of the season, reports The Denver Post.

This comes as a huge blow to the Avs' forward depth even though McGinn hadn't put up very good numbers to start the year. We won't know until after his surgery whether McGinn will miss the duration of the season or return after a shorter (but still lengthy) absence, so keep an eye out for further news.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 10 months ago

McGinn will be evaluated by doctors Sunday to determine if he will require back surgery.

McGinn's injury first classified him as day-to-day, but it has progressed to the point of possible season-ending surgery. The news should come across the board later Sunday, but it's reportedly more likely than not that he will need the surgery.

Jamie McGinn W BUF 11 months ago

McGinn (back) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

McGinn was first considered day-to-day, but now his injury appears to be more serious than initially thought. He will be required to sit until Saturday, meaning he could return before the next game, but the team's recall of three forwards likely indicates that is an unrealistic timetable. His next opportunity to return would be Tuesday against the Coyotes.