Theodore practices with Avs for first time

Updated: April 4, 2006, 7:02 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- New Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore participated in his first full practice with the team Tuesday, a key step in his recovery from a broken heel.

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Theodore was in full pads and took part in the entire practice, team spokesman Damen Zier said. No estimate has been made on when he will play his first game for Colorado, though the team has said he would be 100 percent for the playoffs.

"He said every day's better than the one before," Zier said.

Theodore was traded by Montreal on March 8 for Avalanche goalie David Aebischer. He has not played since fracturing his right heel while putting salt on the ice outside his Montreal home during the NHL's Olympic break.


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