Jamie McGinn LW COL 7 days 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 LW COL 2 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 LW COL 5 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 LW COL 7 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 LW COL 7 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 LW COL 7 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 LW COL 7 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.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 7 months ago

McGinn (back) was a scratch for the Avalanche on Thursday.

McGinn was sidelined from practice the last few days because of the back injury, and now it will cause him to miss Thursday's contest as well. His next opportunity to return will come Saturday against the Hurricanes.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 7 months ago

McGinn is questionable for Thursday's game against the Capitals due to a back injury, The Denver Post reports.

The nature of McGinn's injury is uncertain, but it prevented him from taking part in practice the last two days. Expect the Avalanche to provide an update on McGinn's status sometime Thursday.

Jamie McGinn LW COL 8 months ago

McGinn scored the team's lone goal, on the power play, in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday.

McGinn has been logging time on the team's second power play line, resulting in his second goal in as many games. He recorded career highs in goals and assists last year with 19 of each, and could put up similar numbers this season.