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Barrie and the Avalanche came to terms Thursday on a two-year, $5.2 million contract, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.

While the Avs' ample talent at forward rightfully commanded most of the attention in their emergence as a Western Conference power last season, Barrie's contributions for the team didn't go unnoticed. Despite appearing in only 64 games, the 23-year-old broke out with 13 goals in 2013-14, the most by an Avs defenseman in seven seasons. Now recovered from a sprained MCL that ended his playoffs prematurely, Barrie's stock should begin to pick up some momentum in fantasy drafts.

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Tyson Barrie will be a priority signing for the Avalanhce this off-season.

The 23-year-old rearguard, who is a restricted free agent, led the Avs in goals (13) and points (38) from the blueline, and anchored the team's power play. Barrie is a budding star and is sure to get a healthy raise.

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Tyson Barrie will be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks with a medial collateral ligament injury.

He was hurt early in the second period when he collided knee-to-knee with Minnesota's Matt Cooke at the blueline. Barrie led Colorado's defense corps with 13 goals during the regular season and he recorded 38 points in 64 games. His offensive abilities from the point will be sorely missed.

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Avs defenseman Tyson Barrie was forced to leave Monday's game against Minnesota due to a lower-body injury.

Barrie was on the losing end of a knee-on-knee hit from Matt Cooke of the Wild, leaving him in obvious pain. He's been ruled out from returning to this game, but his status for Game 4 is up in the air.

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Tyson Barrie continues to impress with his play as he registrered two assists in Colorado's 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota in Game 1 of the opening round of the playoffs.

Barrie was in Av coach Patrick Roy's doghouse to start the season and was sent to the AHL to find his game. Barrie returned to the NHL with confidence and registered 38 points in 64 games and anchored the Colorado power play. That production translates to a 47-point full season and makes Barrie a top-20 rearguard for the 2014-15 campaign.

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Tyson Barrie (upper body) is projected to be fine to play in Game 1 against Minnesota on Thursday night.

He was held out of Sunday's contest mainly as a precaution, according to coach Patrick Roy. Barrie enjoyed an excellent 2013-14 campaign with 13 goals and 38 points from the blueline in 64 games.

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Tyson Barrie left Friday night's game against the Sharks in the first period with an upper-body injury.

No word yet on the severity of the injury but it will likely keep him out of Sunday's contest against Anaheim. If Barrie is gone for the start of the playoffs it will be a big blow to the Avalanche as he is the team's leading scorer from the blueline with 38 points in 64 games.

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Tyson Barrie netted his fifth game-winning goal of the season Thursday night versus Vancouver.

He has generated four goals and four assists in his past nine games. Barrie has 38 points and a plus-18 rating in 63 matches on the year.

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Tyson Barrie, who tied the game with 51.4 seconds left in the third period, scored the lone goal in the tiebreaker with a shot over Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's right pad in the first round in Colorado's 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers Thursday night.

Barrie has been good lately with four points in his last five games. He now has 11 goals and 23 assists in 59 games this season. Defenseman Andre Benoit scored the other goal for the Avalanche.

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Tyson Barrie scored a goal in Colorado's 3-2 win over Vancouver Thursday night.

Barrie tipped Matt Duchene's pass over the shoulder of goalie Eddie Lack 55 seconds into the extra period for his third overtime goal this season and the fourth of his NHL career, a franchise record for a defenseman. Barrie now has 10 goals and 22 assists in 56 games this season. It has been a very good season for him. Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche.