Avs' Foote available against Stars

Updated: January 29, 2010, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche have activated defenseman Adam Foote, their captain who missed seven games with a sprained ankle, and he'll be available for the team's game Friday night at Dallas.

Foote was injured Jan. 8 at Carolina. The Avalanche went 6-1 in Foote's absence, their only loss in that stretch a 1-0 heartbreaker to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

The Avalanche also reassigned defenseman Wes O'Neill to the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press