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Paul Stastny suffered a back injury on his first shift against St. Louis Saturday afternoon and he wasn't able to return.
He logged just 40 seconds of ice time and the Avalanche didn't provide an update on his status during the contest. He'll probably be re-evaluated on Sunday.
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Paul Stastny is happy that the trade deadline has come and gone and that he's still on the Colorado Avalanche.
"It's one of those situations where you're happy it's over with," he said. Stastny can be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but his "first option" is remain with the Avalanche. The two sides will take about a contract after the season, so there is a risk that he will leave for another team.
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Paul Stastny is open to giving the Avalanche a hometown discount when it comes to his next contract.
The question is what he sees as a discount. His five-year, $33 million contract is set to expire this summer and while he's been great, that price has been suspect. If he's expects to maintain that cap hit or even get a raise then he might face resistance from the Avalanche.
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Paul Stastny may end up being shipped out of Colorado if the Avalanche aren't confident that they can re-sign him heading into next Wednesday's trade deadline.
He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. There hasn't been any word on progress toward a new contract, as both sides wouldn't comment on the situation. Colorado likes their current group, but that doesn't mean that they won't make a deal if a good opportunity presents itself.
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Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over Phoenix.
Stastny has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games. In other words, he was hot before the Olympic break and his stint with Team USA hasn't slowed him down. He also had two goals in six Olympic contests.
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Paul Stastny is expecting plenty of intensity in Friday's semifinal match-up against Canada.
"I think it will be the true meaning of intense. You know the guys on Canada, but we don't like them. And they don't like us," he said. "When you're playing for your country, there's always been a rivalry between the United States and Canada. You don't look at the names on the back of the uniform. You only look at the logo on the front." Stastny probably won't be looking for a friendly chat on the ice with Colorado teammate Matt Duchene, who should draw back into Canada's lineup for the game.
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United States coach Dan Bylsma was impressed with what was essentially his fourth line in Thursday's win over Slovakia.
"We talked before the game about how the line of (Paul) Stastny, (Max) Pacioretty and (T.J.) Oshie could be our best line, and it turned out to be that for us," Bylsma said after the contest. Stastny potted two goals in Team USA's 7-1 victory over Slovakia, while Pacioretty had a helper and Oshie had two assists.