Francois Beauchemin
D FA
1 month ago

Beauchemin will be bought out of the last year of his $4.5 million contract.

EDGE Analysis

Beauchemin saw a significant drop in production this season as he registered a mere five goals and 13 helpers in 81 games. The 37-year-old logged 21:31 of ice time -- which includes lining up on both the power play and penalty kill -- but didn't contribute enough to justify a $4.5 million cap hit. By buying out his contact the Avs will save $3 million in 2017-18 that they can use to kick off their rebuild after a disastrous season. If the veteran can secure a role with another club, it will likely be for a significant discount.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
3 months ago

Beauchemin scored his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Beauchemin's biggest contributions for fantasy owners comes in the blocked shots (156) and hits (73) categories, and he rarely contributes on offense. But he finished the regular season with a three-game point streak with two rare goals.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
4 months ago

Beauchemin scored just his third goal of the year Thursday against the Devils, but it came at a huge time, breaking a 2-2 tie late in the third period and holding up as the game-winner.

EDGE Analysis

Having managed exactly zero points and a minus-8 rating over his prior 15 games, Beauchemin wasn't exactly a likely hero. He has just 14 points on the season, leaving the veteran blueliner's fantasy value quite low. At 36, he has one year left on the contract he signed with Colorado, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Beauchemin retire after next season.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
5 months ago

Beauchemin chipped in a helper Saturday against the Jets. He also skated to a plus-3

EDGE Analysis

It was the 12th point of the season for the 36-year-old, who is well off the pace of last year's 34-point output. It's been a rough year for pretty much everyone in an Avs sweater, and the fact that Beauchemin's minus-4 rating is best on the team (among players that have logged 24 games or more) exemplifies that point. Further adding to the fantasy disappointment in deeper leagues has been his reduction in blocked shots, as his 106 equate to a pace of 181 after he piled up 256 in 2015-15.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
6 months ago

Beauchemin (illness) will play Thursday night versus the Ducks, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beauchemin returns from a one-game absence to face a team for which he spent parts of nine seasons. The 36-year-old's workload has been sporadic from one game to the next, and he's only averaging 20:38 of ice time with a teaspoon's worth of time on the power play -- that's nearly five minutes less than he averaged in the 2015-16 campaign. Beauchemin has also gone scoreless on 51 shots; nobody was mistaking him for Brent Burns of San Jose, but he's starting to slip into irrelevancy in the fantasy realm.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
6 months ago

Beauchemin will miss Friday's matchup with the Islanders after coming down with an illness.

EDGE Analysis

Beauchemin is still on the hunt for his first goal of the 2016-17 campaign and will miss a golden opportunity to do so against a New York team that is giving up 3.08 scores per game. The veteran will be replaced on the blue line by Eric Gelinas.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
7 months ago

Beauchemin (upper body) will suit up against the Panthers on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

A seasoned veteran, Beauchemin has earned to right to sit out practices when he needs to, as he did on Thursday. He'll maintain his place in the Avalanche's lineup and could have his hands full against a Florida team that averages 31.5 shots per game.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
7 months ago

Beauchemin won't practice Thursday due to an upper-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

Beauchemin has blocked an impressive 64 shots in 28 games this season, so it's not surprising to see him dinged up at this juncture of the campaign. The 36-year-old blueliner can be considered questionable for Friday's matchup with Florida.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
8 months ago

Beachemin has just four assists in 21 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

It feels like Beauchemin has been around forever, but he's only in his 13th NHL season and is younger that many think at 36. He's still averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per game but has largely disappointed thus far offensively after last year's 34-point showing. Also, his 43 blocked shots amount to a pace of 168 over a full season, which significantly lags behind the 256 he racked up in 2015-16, so it appears Beauchemin's value is trending negatively.

Francois Beauchemin
D FA
9 months ago

Beauchemin had a pair of helpers in Saturday's win over the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

Beauchemin logged 23:42 of ice time and helped the Avalanche kick off the season on a winning note. The veteran is currently playing on the second power-play unit and should keep producing at a decent rate. Beauchemin matched a career high with 34 points last season, so he's worth a look on the blueline in most fantasy leagues.