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Colorado Avalanche re-sign restricted free-agent forward Mark Svatos

“We are looking for Marek to regain his rookie season scoring touch and heroics,” Avalanche GM Francois Giguere said in a statement. “He has tremendous skills and is part of a group of young players ready to make a significant impact on the success of our team.”

Svatos, 25, appeared in a career-high 66 games last season, his third with the Avalanche, recording 30 points (15-15). In his rookie season in 2005-06, he finished tied with Joe Sakic for the team lead in goals (32) and was third among NHL rookies behind only Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

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He became just the fourth rookie in franchise history to tally 30 or more goals in a single season joining Peter, Marian and Anton Stastny.