Maxime Talbot C COL 5 Months

Maxime Talbot has played at center and on both wings with the Avalanche.

He's been playing on the ride side recently on the third line, but he prefers to play in the middle. "I feel like I'm more into the game at center," said Talbot. "It's more work, because you're skating more and you have more defensive responsibility. You usually have the middle of the ice, so you're telling yourself to get the puck and distribute it to the sides. Playing center, you feel like you touch the puck more. That's why I say it's a little more work, because you're always moving, whether it's in neutral-zone regroup or in D-zone." He has eight goals and 25 points in 78 games with Colorado and Philadelphia this season.

Maxime Talbot C COL 6 Months

Maxime Talbot registered a pair of assists for the Avalanche in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg.

Since joining Colorado earlier this season, Talbot has continued to score near his career pace, which works out to about 30 points per season so he's not worth owning in any fantasy formats. Nick Holden, Cody McLeod, Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog were the goal scorers for the Avalanche in the losing effort.

Maxime Talbot C COL 7 Months

Maxime Talbot is expected to play Friday after his fianc‚egave birth on Thursday morning.

He didn't practice Thursday and he missed Wednesday's game to welcome Jaxson Spartacus Talbot into the world.

Maxime Talbot C COL 7 Months

Maxime Talbot didn't play Wednesday because his fiancee went beyond her due date and had gone through a false labor.

He took part in the morning skate, but he wasn't available to play against Los Angeles. The Avalanche played with seven defensemen instead thanks to return of Cory Sarich from a back injury.

Maxime Talbot C COL 7 Months

Maxime Talbot skipped Monday's practice because his fiancee went into labor.

He should be available for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles, but if he isn't then we'll let you know. Talbot has recorded five goals and 17 points in 47 games since being acquired from Philadelphia.

Maxime Talbot C COL 8 Months

Maxime Talbot had a goal and an assist in Colorado's 4-2 win over Minnesota.

That snapped Talbot's eight-game scoring drought. He's more of a defensive forward and that limits his fantasy value in standard leagues. The only major statistical area he's particularly noteworthy in is hits as he has 76 in 45 games this season.

Maxime Talbot C COL 9 Months

Maxime Talbot notched a marker for the Avalanche in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

Talbot is a glue-guy/depth type of player with more value in real life and not worth considering in fantasy leagues. He has three goals and seven points in 31 games. Cory Sarich and John Mitchell had the helpers.

Maxime Talbot C COL 10 Months

Maxime Talbot scored a goal and registered an assist in Colorado's 3-2 win over Calgary Friday night.

It was Talbot's first goal as a member of the Avalanche and his third assists. Rookie Nathan MacKinnon and PA Parenteau also scored for the Avalanche, while John Mitchell added two helpers in the victory.

Maxime Talbot C COL 10 Months

Maxime Talbot contributed two assists in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Chicago.

They were his points in nine games since being traded to Colorado from Philadelphia. Talbot shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.

Maxime Talbot C COL 10 Months

Maxime Talbot is still adjusting to his new surroundings.

"I've always been in the East, so I'm still learning players in this conference, what their tendencies are and things like that," Talbot said. "But I will do that. I'm confident I will keep adjusting better." He has no points, eight shots and a minus-2 rating in seven games with the Avalanche since being traded by Philadelphia.