The Colorado Avalanche have signed free agent defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist to a one-year contract.
The deal was announced Thursday.
Tjarnqvist, a 31-year-old native of Sweden, has 16 goals and 80 assists in 315 NHL games with Atlanta, Minnesota and Edmonton. He played last season in the Russian hockey league.
With Liles, Hannan,Clark, Leopold, Foote, Salei, and Cumiskey, I figured that Giguere would be content with the defense. Obviously, that wasn't the case.
Tjarnqvist is no more than sixth or seventh defenseman on this team and his signing could either mean someone is being traded or Giguere is just worried about having enough depth on the blueline.