Avs cut loose Keane

According to the Avalanche spokesman Hayne Ellis, the team has bought out the final year on the contract of the 36-year-old Mike Keane. The move ends the second stint with the Avalanche for Keane.

Could this be a cost-cutting move to maybe acquire a veteran goalie, like Potvin? But probably just to clear room for prospects and the new signings of Kariya and Selanne.

This is on the same day that Bryan Marchment signed with Toronto, ending a short stay with Colorado.

Keane won a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996, and also won the championship with Montreal in 1993 and with Dallas in 1999.