Avalanche acquire D Patrik Nemeth from Red Wings

The Colorado Avalanche dealt for one of their former players as the NHL trade deadline draws near, acquiring defenseman Patrik Nemeth from the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.The Avalanche announced the deal, in which they sent their fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft to the Red Wings.Nemeth, a 6-foot-3 blueliner, played two seasons for Colorado from 2017-19, posted two goals and six assists in 39 games this season for Detroit. He ranked first among Red Wings defensemen this season in average ice time while short-handed (2:09).