LW J.T. Compher has three goals this season and two of them have come with the Avalanche short-handed. Compher nearly got his second breakaway goal during Friday’s game midway through the third period, but his shot was knocked down, and Compher fanned on the rebound.
D Erik Johnson traveled on his own earlier in the day on Thanksgiving to spend more of the holiday with his family in the Minneapolis suburbs.
G Seymon Varlamov did not make the trip to Minnesota for Friday’s game. He practiced on Thursday but was scratched due to illness. Andrew Hammond served as the backup.