Team: Bowen Byram
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Fantasy Summary

Shifty, creative defender, who skates well and boasts a rocket of a shot. Capable of big minutes and big point totals.


Observations

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August 2022 – Bowen Byram was a mainstay during the Avs’ Stanley Cup run, and has officially graduated from prospect status. He may still be an injury risk, but he survived the NHL playoffs which bodes well.

April 2022 – After a short AHL conditioning stint, Byram has returned to the Avalanche. He looked like his old self in his first game back, but as with all players with a long injury history, the only thing that can earn fantasy owners’ trust is time. He remains a top-tier young fantasy asset in multi-cat leagues when healthy. Hayden Soboleski

March 2022 – Byram has been away from the team on personal leave for several weeks with no timetable for his return. He has been skating independently with skills coaches but has not yet joined his teammates. The first-place Avs have no reason to rush the stud blueliner back and long-term health will be top priority so fantasy owners will require patience. His name has appeared in trade rumours which have been swiftly denied by the team. Hayden Soboleski

December 2021 – Byram has put up 9 points in 13 contests while averaging 2 SOG, 1 hit, and 1 block per game in just under 20 minutes of ice per night. He is primed to become a multi-category stud, but his health remains a huge question mark. He is currently injured for the second time of the 2021-22 season – both upper-body and presumed to be concussion-related. The Avs have heated up and have no need to rush his recovery, so owners may have to deal with the team giving the player extra time out of the lineup to ensure his long-term health isn’t being sacrificed. Hayden Soboleski

October 2021 – Just as we warned, Byram h