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Avalanche, Galchenyuk agree to 1-year deal for rest of season

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The Colorado Avalanche and forward Alex Galchenyuk agreed to a one-year contract for the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign, the club announced Monday.

The deal is worth $750,000, according to TSN's Chris Johnston.

Galchenyuk excelled with the Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles, collecting three goals and four assists in seven games after returning from injury earlier in November. He joined the farm team on a professional tryout agreement in training camp before getting hurt.

The 28-year-old collected six goals and 15 assists in 60 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season. He's played for six NHL teams in his 10-year career, peaking with a 30-goal, 56-point effort with the Montreal Canadiens in 2015-16.

The Avalanche are dealing with numerous injuries up front. Team captain Gabriel Landeskog is recovering from knee surgery and hasn't played this season. Valeri Nichushkin hasn't suited up since late October and underwent ankle surgery in early November that's expected to keep him out until early December.

In the latest blow to Colorado's forward group, Evan Rodrigues is likely to miss two-to-four weeks with a lower-body ailment.

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