Ryan O'Reilly News
O'Reilly, who remains unsigned as a restricted free agent, is expected to receive a deal similar to the two-year, $7 million contract signed in June by teammate Matt Duchene, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: O'Reilly had an outstanding season in 2011-12, a year in which he finally came into his own as a top-six player following two seasons playing a checking-line role. With 55 points in 81 games, he led the Avs in scoring and more than doubled his output from his first two seasons. He also continued to show a solid knack for the defensive side of the game, leading the entire NHL in takeaways with 101. The Avs currently have plenty of cap room to sign O'Reilly, so there's no reason to think they won't bring him back and allow him to to build upon last season's stellar effort.