"The worst thing Joe Sakic could do would be to make a deal just to show people he’s doing something," Frei told Ryan Edwards and Danny Williams.
"I know a bunch of us in this room have always had a tough time with seeing our names in rumors, but it’s the name of the business," Gabriel Landeskog said.
It was a night of firsts for a pair of Avs on Saturday as Colorado skated to a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Pepsi Center.
Smith, who saw his third game action in an Avalanche uniform on Saturday, notched the first win of his professional career despite a second-period scare.
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is giving Colorado Avalanche fans a reason to celebrate March 10-11 at Pepsi Center.
Nashville center Filip Forsberg scored a hat trick for the second game in a row as the Predators defeated the Avalanche 4-2 on home ice Thursday night.
Prior to his injury, Johnson played in 23 games scoring one goal and 10 assists. The lynchpin of the Avalanche blueline, he averaged 22 minutes per night.
Budaj and Svatos broke into professional hockey together during the 2002-03 season with the Hershey Bears (the Avalanche's AHL affiliate at the time).
Hey Colorado hockey fans, need something to cheer for? The Colorado Eagles, a Colorado Avalanche affiliate, are currently on a 12-game winning streak.
Budaj made 24 saves on 25 shots Tuesday to secure head coach Darryl Sutter's 215 win as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.