Pavel Francouz
Pavel Francouz
30-Year-Old GoalieG
Colorado Avalanche
IR-LT
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 9/15/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Francouz was fantastic as a 29-year-old rookie in 2019-20, posting a 21-7-4 record while registering an impressive .923 save percentage and 2.41 GAA in 34 appearances. Philipp Grubauer will almost certainly enter the 2020-21 campaign as Colorado's No. 1 netminder due to his experience, but Francouz will be breathing down his neck, and it's quite possible the two end up splitting the starts pretty evenly if they perform similarly. There will be plenty of wins to go around for each backstop playing behind a championship-caliber Avalanche squad, and while Grubauer certainly has the edge in terms of overall value, Francouz has the makings of a nice No. 2 fantasy option that can be snagged in the middle rounds of this year's drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4 million contract extension with the Avalanche in February of 2020.
Undergoes surgery
GColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
April 13, 2021
Francouz (lower body) has undergone surgery and won't be ready to return in 2020-21, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Francouz is expected to be healthy ahead of the 2021-22 season, but the Avalanche will have to roll with the trio of Philipp Grubauer, Devan Dubnyk and Jonas Johansson for the rest of the current campaign. Francouz has missed the entirety of 2020-21 with a lower-body injury.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
With battle-tested veteran Semyon Varlamov dispatched to the Islanders in free agency, opportunity knocks for Francouz in the NHL. The lanky netminder -- who spent eight seasons honing his craft between a Czech league and the KHL -- posted a 27-20-1 record, 2.68 GAA and .918 save percentage for AHL Colorado in 2018-19. He stumbled in the Calder Cup playoffs, but not before making an All-Star appearance in the minors. Bound by a one-year, $950,000 contract, Francouz projects to serve as the No. 2 option behind Phillipp Grubauer in Denver this season, though he'll be hard-pressed to register more than 25 starts as an understudy to the emerging Grubauer.
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Won't return this season
GColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
April 10, 2021
Francouz (lower body) isn't expected to return this season, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Remains out long-term
GColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
February 22, 2021
Head coach Jared Bednar said Monday that Francouz (lower body) is still out "long-term," Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
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Placed on LTIR
GColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
February 4, 2021
The Avalanche placed Francouz (lower body) on long-term injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
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Considered week-to-week
GColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
February 2, 2021
Colorado head coach Jared Bednar described Francouz (lower body) as week-to-week, Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
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No timeline for return
GColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
January 30, 2021
Francouz (lower body) remains without a timetable for his return to action, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
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