Center Vadim Shipachyov, 30, will make his North American debut, skating on a line with forwards Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault.
Part of the reason we were talking about [Jordan] Schmaltz, [Nate] Prosser, [Jake] Walman, [Vince] Dunn is we knew you always need depth and you need guys that are going to have to come in and play games for you, whether it's in September, October or later in the season.
Sanford, 22, had five points (two goals, three assists) in 13 games with the Blues after being acquired as part of the trade that sent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals on Feb. 27.
A subject of ongoing trade rumors, Duchene made his first public comments since a 19-second statement after he and Avalanche veterans reported for training camp Thursday, and refused to speculate about his time in Colorado.
This is a busy time, with preseason games underway, rookies looking to make a name for themselves and veterans aiming to lock down roster spots.
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