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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Patrick Bordeleau has reportedly re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche.

The financial terms and length of the deal aren't known at this time. Bordeleau was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had five points and 70 penalty minutes in 46 games in 2013.

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Patrick Bordeleau has taken up the role as Colorado's enforcer this campaign.

He leads the team with 111 hits and is ranked second with 66 penalty minutes. His willingness to drop the gloves has allowed Cody McLeod to succeed on a scoring line down the stretch. At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Bordeleau can take on the heavyweights which has helped free up McLeod, who classifies as a middleweight, to take on a different role. Bordeleau can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but it's likely he gets retained by the Avalanche.

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Patrick Bordeleau netted his first NHL goal on Thursday.

Bordeleau has three points in 39 games with the Colorado Avalanche. He's a physical forward who isn't expected to ever do much offensively at the NHL level.