Left wing Gabriel Landeskog and defenseman Stefan Elliott are the only remaining rookies in contention to make the Avalanche's opening-night roster.

The Avs on Sunday reassigned first-year professional rookies Brad Malone (center) and Tyson Barrie (defenseman), plus veterans Patrick Bordeleau (left wing) and Trevor Cann (goalie), to the American Hockey League training camp of the Lake Erie Monsters.

The moves trim Colorado's preseason roster to 27, four more than the Avs will take into Saturday's season opener against the Detroit Red Wings at the Pepsi Center.