Patrick Bordeleau LW COL 2 Days

Though he's been activated from injured reserve, Bordeleau (back) will be scratched for Thursday's game against the Penguins, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Bordeleau's back is feeling fine and he was able to skate at full speed Wednesday, but because he's been sidelined since undergoing offseason surgery, he'll require some more time to regain conditioning. Coach Patrick Roy didn't rule out using Bordeleau for one or both of the Avs' remaining two games on their road trip, set for Saturday in Buffalo and Sunday in Detroit.

Patrick Bordeleau LW COL 5 Days

Bordeleau (back) was activated from the team's non-roster injury list Sunday.

Bordeleau has yet to make his season debut after undergoing back surgery in the offseason. After resuming full-contact practice Friday prior to his activation, it can likely be assumed that he's healthy at this point and will be a lineup option when the Avs resume play Thursday in Pittsburgh. He'll likely serve as a tough guy on the team's fourth line, a role he thrived in last season. He produced 178 hits and spent 115 minutes in the penalty box while averaging just 6:53 of ice time over 82 contests.

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Bordeleau (back) was a full-contact participant in Friday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Most of Bordeleau's rehab from offseason back surgery has forced him to work out on his own, but his reunion with the team for practice offers hope that his season debut could be around the corner. Because he's been out since training camp, Bordeleau will likely require a multi-game conditioning assignment at AHL Lake Erie before the team activates him from their non-roster injury list. That could come later this month if Bordeleau continues to progress well.

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Bordeleau will miss the next three months while he continues to recover from offseason back surgery, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

It wasn't announced during the summer that Bordeleau had planned such a procedure, so his absence from training camp came as a little bit of a surprise. As a fourth-line enforcer, Bordeleau suited up for all 82 games last season for the Avs, compiling 178 hits and 115 penalty minutes. Cody McLeod or Paul Carey could be asked to fill Bordeleau's role on the checking line while he remains sidelined.

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Patrick Bordeleau might receive supplemental discipline for kneeing Minnesota's Jared Spurgeon in the third period of Thursday's game.

There was no penalty on the play. The incident follows Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke receiving a seven-game suspension for kneeing Tyson Barrie. Given that Bordeleau doesn't have a suspension history like Cooke and Spurgeon isn't expected to miss any playing time, Bordeleau's punishment won't be nearly as severe as Cooke's, if he's punished at all.

Patrick Bordeleau LW COL 8 Months

Patrick Bordeleau scored a lone goal in Colorado's 5-1 loss to San Jose Friday night.

Bordeleau cut San Jose's lead to 2-1 with a goal at 15:18 of the second period and he also had 10 penalty minutes in the game. Bordeleau now has 10 points with 115 penalty minutes in 81 games this season. Max Talbot and Ryan O'Reilly assisted Bordeleau's goal.

Patrick Bordeleau LW COL 9 Months

Colorado tough guy Patrick Bordeleau has not fought since Dec. 5 because of a hand injury.

He suffered ligament damage to his left hand in a fight with Edmonton's Luke Gazdic on that night. The injury was kept a secret and Bordeleau says he's OK again to drop the gloves. "Now I can say it because it's gone, but I had an injury and couldn't fight for a long time," he said. "Now I can, but no one wants to go lately." He has seven points and 69 penalty minutes in 65 games this season.

Patrick Bordeleau LW COL Sep 21 '79

Patrick Bordeleau scored a goal in Colorado's 3-1 loss to Phoenix Tuesday night.

Bordeleau now has four goals and an assist in 29 games this season. His shooting percentage is still 50, which is just ridiculous. Cody McLeod and Cory Sarich assisted the lone goal for the Avalanche.

Patrick Bordeleau LW COL Sep 08 '79

Patrick Bordeleau scored a goal in Colorado's 4-1 loss to St. Louis Wednesday evening.

Bordeleau scored his third goal of the season, a career high. His shooting percentage is 50% which is pretty impressive. Defenseman Jan Hejda and Brad Malone assisted the lone goal for the Avalanche.

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Patrick Bordeleau inked a three-year deal with Colorado on Wednesday.

He led the team with 116 hits and finished second with 70 penalty minutes in 46 games with the Avalanche. It will be interesting to see where he fits in new coach Patrick Roy's lineup, but if he plays regularly on the fourth line then he could have value in fantasy leagues that benefit from hits and PIMs.