Kevin Porter Is Doing Everything He Can to Stay With The Avalanche

November 20th, 2010 by Jon Miller Leave a reply »
The Colorado Avalanche have had a lot of issues with injuries so far this season.  With key players such as T.J. Galiardi, Peter Mueller and Kyle Cumiskey still out of action with various ailments, they have had to rely heavily on mid-season call-ups. 

Despite all the trouble that the injury bug has brought, the Avalanche are currently in a first-place tie with Vancouver atop the Northwest Division.

Kevin Porter is a big reason why.

Porter started this season on the Avalanche roster, but after going the first six games of the year without a point, he was sent down to Colorado’s American League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. 

Coach Joe Sacco believed Porter, the former Hobey Baker winner out of Michigan, was not ready to compete at the NHL level.

Then the injury bug struck again.

Before Porter could play his first game with the Monsters, he was recalled to the Avalanche to fill an injury void.  It didn’t take long for people to realize that the player who was sent down was not the same guy who had just been called up.

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