Listen to “Solo in Canada” on Spreaker.

The Avalanche bounced back against the Montreal Canadiens after a forgettable day in Toronto. Aarif comes to you live from Toronto on Friday to recap both games on this rare solo edition of the podcast. With JJ on vacation, Aarif traveled to Toronto to cover Wednesday’s game live from Scotiabank Arena. He breaks down the Darcy Kuemper injury and how the emergency goalie Jett Alexander’s story unfolded. Aarif also breaks down the media hoopla in Toronto, calling up Justus Annunen, an update on Pavel Francouz and why the Avs decided to roll with Jonas Johansson on consecutive nights. He also discusses the latest injury to Bowen Byram and what it could mean for his future. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. (editor’s note: The Avalanche recalled defenseman Jacob MacDonald after this episode was recorded).

Produced by Patrick Steadman.

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

Follow him on Twitter @runwriteAarif

Listen to “Solo in Canada” on Spreaker.