Mark Barberio
D COL
4 months ago

Barberio collected an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over Chicago on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The rearguard collected the secondary helper on Mikhail Grigorenko's game-tying goal 5:46 into the third period. Barberio has actually seen a modest uptick in production since being dealt to the Avs by Montreal, recording nine points in 31 games after managing just four -- all assists -- in 31 contests with the Habs. It's also worth noting that his average ice time has been over five minutes more per game in Colorado, and his 4:28 of power-play time Tuesday was a game high.

Mark Barberio
D COL
5 months ago

Barberio found twine for the first time this season on a second-period power play in Tuesday's loss to New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

Recently plucked off waivers by the Avs, Barberio's off to a solid start with them, all things being equal. He's got three points (two on power plays) in six games, although he's also gone minus-3 in that span. With his 27th birthday coming up next month, Barberio's got a track record of consistently delivering offense in the AHL, but he's struggled to put together a full-time NHL role thus far in his career. That said, Colorado's currently giving him more minutes than he's ever seen before, so this is his chance to really establish himself at hockey's highest level.

Mark Barberio
D COL
6 months ago

Barberio was claimed off waivers by the Avalanche on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Formerly with the Canadiens, Barberio moves from a contending team to the league's worst. However, he may see an uptick in playing time over the 15:07 he'd been averaging with the Habs, especially since his new club is dealing with injuries to fellow defensemen Fedor Tyutin (groin) and Erik Johnson (leg).

Mark Barberio
D COL
6 months ago

Barberio was waived by the team Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

In 20 contests since being called up in mid-December, Barberio has averaged a mere 15:40 of ice time while tallying just three helpers, eight hits, and 18 blocked shots. The move to waive the blueliner could be an indication that Jeff Petry (illness) is healthy enough to suit up versus the Flyers on Thursday. If Barberio clears, which is certainly not a guarantee, he will likely be assigned to AHL St. Johns.

Mark Barberio
D COL
7 months ago

Barberio was called up to the Canadiens on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Barberio is a physical, low-end defenseman for the Habs, who currently sit in first place within the Atlantic Division. While fantasy owners shouldn't expect much out of a player who has only drawn into six games this season, Barberio is an insurance policy of sorts with Greg Pateryn on injured reserve due to a broken ankle.

Mark Barberio
D COL
7 months ago

Barberio was reassigned to AHL St. John's on Tuesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite receiving the call up Friday, Barberio returns to the minors without playing a game for the big club during this short stint. He could return soon considering Greg Pateryn (ankle) will remain sidelined for a number of weeks, but the 26-year-old is far from a sure thing at this point.

Mark Barberio
D COL
7 months ago

Barberio has been recalled from AHL St. John's.

EDGE Analysis

Barberio comes back up to the big club after spending only one game away and in the wake of Greg Pateryn's broken ankle. He managed six shots in his last four games and did register 2:24 of powerplay time in his last game, so his currently meager production has potential for expansion.

Mark Barberio
D COL
8 months ago

Barberio was sent down to AHL St. John's on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Barberio registered his first point of the season in Tuesday's game against the Blues. During this recent call-up, the defenseman saw action in six games in which he averaged 13:18 of ice time. Barring further injuries on the Canadiens' blue line, the 26-year-old figures to spend the rest of the season with the IceCaps.

Mark Barberio
D COL
8 months ago

Barberio will be in the active lineup Thursday against Carolina, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barberio was called up from St. John's of the American Hockey League and will make his season debut for the Canadiens, who dropped Joel Hanley back to the minors to clear roster space. The 26-year-old Barberio will slot onto the third pairing with Greg Pateryn while Nathan Beaulieu is out with a neck injury. The two defensemen played together at the end of last season, so it shouldn't take them too long to establish on-ice chemistry.

Mark Barberio
D COL
8 months ago

Barberio was promoted to the Canadiens on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Barberio appeared in 30 contests for Montreal last season in which he compiled two goals, eight helpers, and 32 shots on goal. If the blueliner slots into the lineup Thursday against Carolina, it would be his first game of the 2016-17 campaign. The Canadiens opted to bring the 26-year-old up in exchange for Joel Hanley who was reassigned to AHL St. John's.