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Milan Hejduk assisted on John Mitchell's opening goal just two minutes into Saturday's tilt with Minnesota, but the Avalanche squandered the lead and lost 4-2 in their season opener.

Hejduk played just 13 minutes on Saturday night, signifying his role in the Avs offence might be further reduced this season. Colorado boasts a talented core of younger forwards like Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny.