After offseason surgery, Avs' Theodore set to make AHL rehab start

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore will
complete his rehabilitation from offseason knee surgery by starting
in the season opener Saturday for the AHL Lake Erie Monsters.

The Avalanche said he would return to Colorado on Sunday.

Theodore had surgery in August.

"Jose is in the final stages of his rehabilitation work and
both our hockey staff and he agreed that actual game action would
be the way to complete this process," general manager Francois