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O'Reilly netted his third goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Blackhawks.

O'Reilly has a point in back-to-back games, but he's still been largely invisible for most of November, accruing six points in 12 games. On top of his downturn in offense, O'Reilly is sitting on a minus-12 rating for the season, which has put a huge drag on his fantasy value to date.

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O'Reilly continues to suffer through a cold streak, as he has only has two goals after the first 16 games, the Denver Post reports.

After leading the Avs with 28 goals last season, O'Reilly has struggled to score goals so far this season. He should be able to turn things around,and owners should not give up on him yet.

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Ryan O'Reilly has the lowest plus-minus among NHL forwards at a minus-11 rating, according to the Denver Post .

O'Reilly, who is known for his solid defensive work, has struggled early in the 2014-2015 season. He is still tied for the league lead with 16 takeaways and has eight point in 14 games. O'Reilly has only finished with a positive plus-minus once in his career to date, and that was his rookie year with a plus-4 rating. Early struggles should not be reason enough for owners to give up on him yet.

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O'Reilly netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's loss to St.Louis.

O'Reilly has recorded eight points (two goals) in 12 games this season, to go with a disappointing minus-9 rating. Skating on the top power-play unit with Nathan MacKinnon, O'Reilly looked dominant Saturday, firing six shots on goal. After somewhat of a slow start, the top-line winger has come alive with six points in his last six games.

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O'Reilly assisted on two of the team's three goals in a 4-3 overtime defeat at the hands of the Panthers on Tuesday.

O'Reilly hasn't been as productive as expected to this point in the season, but he was able to double his point total for the year in the loss. He also tallied five shots on net, so he could be in the process of breaking out of his early season slump.

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O'Reilly chipped in with a goal in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs.

O'Reilly has been one of many Avs to get off to a sluggish start to begin the campaign, as the goal marks his lone goal in the team's four contests. There's too much talent surrounding the newly-signed O'Reilly for him not to heat up offensively sooner or later, so fantasy owners are advised to stay patient with the winger for the time being.

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Colorado's Joe Sakic fought against the idea that Ryan O'Reilly's new two-year, $12 million contract is the first step towards a sign-and-trade.

"We want him long term, and we'll keep working on that," Sakic said. While we don't expect O'Reilly to be dealt this summer, it wouldn't surprise us if this is his last deal with Colorado. The Avalanche have made it clear that they will be disciplined with their budget and we think it's likely that O'Reilly will insist on more than the Avalanche are willing to spend once he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.

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Ryan O'Reilly has inked a two-year, $12 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

O'Reilly and the Avalanche narrowly avoided arbitration. His $6 million annual cap hit puts O'Reilly in a tie with Matt Duchene for the highest cap hit on the team. He'll be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of this contract and it will be interesting to see if the Avalanche eventually decide to trade him rather than risk watching him allow his contract to expire to that he can play for the highest bidder.

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Ryan O'Reilly is asking an arbitrator to award him a one-year, $6.75 million contract.

Colorado's counter proposal is worth $5.525 million. O'Reilly is coming off of a two-year, $10 million contract, but he was paid $6.5 million in the final season of the deal. The Avalanche want the average annual salary over the life of the deal to be the starting point while O'Reilly wants it to be based off of his 2013-14 salary. In other words, from the Avalanche's perspective, they're offering him a raise while O'Reilly sees it as a pay cut. Regardless of who wins, at this point it seems unlikely O'Reilly will stay in Colorado any longer than he's obligated to. If the Avalanche don't trade him first, he will probably sign elsewhere once he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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The Colorado Avalanche aren't likely to re-sign Ryan O'Reilly before his arbitration date of July 23.

The two sides have been negotiating, but they seem to be at an impasse. If the Avalanche can't get O'Reilly to agree to a long-term contract, then it wouldn't be surprising to see them trade him rather than risk losing him for nothing when he finally becomes an unrestricted free agent.