Report: Avs could unload Tyson Barrie this offseason

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After putting together one of the worst seasons in recent history, the Colorado Avalanche are expected to shake up their roster over the summer.

According to TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie, forward Matt Duchene is the player that’s most likely to be dealt this offseason.

In an ideal world, the Avs would like to get a quality defenseman in a trade for Duchene. If they’re able to do so, that would allow them to move Tyson Barrie, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Barrie scored seven goals and 38 points in 2016-17, but he posted 53 and 49-point seasons in his previous two years.

The 25-year-old went to the World Hockey Championship to represent Canada in Germany and France, but he couldn’t finish the tournament because he suffered a laceration on his leg after wrestling a teammate in his hotel room. The injury is expected to be healed in time for training camp in September.

Last summer, Barrie and the Avalanche went to salary arbitration before agreeing on a four-year contract extension.

He has three years remaining on his contract and he comes with a cap hit of $5.5 million.