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Avalanche activate forward Ian Laperriere from injured reserve list

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Colorado Avalanche activated forward Ian Laperriere from the injured reserve list Wednesday.

He missed nine games after suffering a knee injury during a game on Nov. 11 against Minnesota. The 33-year-old forward has six points (2-4) and 31 penalty minutes in 17 games for the Avalanche this season.

The Avalanche also sent forward Wyatt Smith down to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.

Laperriere will be available to play in Wednesday night's road game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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