Avalanche listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly

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The Colorado Avalanche are willing to listen to offers for centre Ryan O’Reilly, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada.

There is no guarantee the 24-year-old gets moved by the 2015 NHL Draft on June 26 – or moved at all for that matter – but Avalanche management will mull its options.

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It’s expected the Avalanche would want help on the blueline in return for O’Reilly, who was drafted 33rd overall by the Avs in 2009 and is entering the final year of his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2016. His current salary cap hit is $6 million.

In 82 games this season, the 2014 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner had 17 goals and 38 assists.

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