Last thing i saw, his name listed in Lake Erie roster
I think the Avs saw what happened with Mueller and other guys around the league (Crosby) and are being extra cautious. It's not 15-20 games in the AHL this season that is going to make a huge, huge difference. As long as he's back 100% healthy before he's cleared to play, that's the important part. It might take some time but he'll be better off for it in the long run.
It would be nice to have him as a "call-up option" at some point during the season if he's able to play really well in the AHL.