Maxime Talbot C COL 27 Days

Talbot potted his fourth goal of the season in Friday's 3-0 triumph over the Predators.

The tally went down as Talbot's first game-winner of the season. As a fixture in the Avs' bottom six, scoring opportunities are rare for Talbot, and he typically doesn't deliver an overwhelming amount of hits or PIM to compensate for it.

Maxime Talbot C COL 2 Months

Talbot registered an assist in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

In a rather unusual decision, coach Patrick Roy decided to deploy Talbot, who has typically been a bottom-six forward, on the top line Saturday. He was able to hook up with defenseman Erik Johnson for the Avs' first goal of the game and ended up seeing 19 minutes of ice time. Given that the Avs turned in one of their better games of the season Saturday, it wouldn't be surprising if Talbot stuck around on the top line for another game or two, though it's probably unlikely that he'll remain there permanently.

Maxime Talbot C COL 4 Months

Talbot scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.

His fantasy value has typically been restricted to spot starts over the years and nothing has really changed. This was a nice night, but that's about it.

Maxime Talbot C COL 4 Months

Talbot picked up his first two points of the season in Thursday's win over the Islanders, handing out a pair of assists to go with a plus-2 rating.

Talbot had just nine shots on goal and not a single point in the first 10 games of the season, but finally woke up on Thursday. He's seen his ice time take a significant hit this year, and though he skated more on Thursday, it's hard not to notice that Talbot's averaging easily his lowest TOI since the 2009-10 season.

Maxime Talbot C COL 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 Dec 06 '79

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 Oct 23 '79

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.