WATCH: Avalanche GM Joe Sakic discusses plan, needs, ahead Monday’s trade deadline

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic met with reporters to discuss Monday’s NHL trade deadline before Wednesday game against the visiting New York Islanders.

The Avs are definitely in the buying market, and their biggest need is a goalie to replace injured Philipp Grubauer (out indefinitely), but they might also be proactive in advance of the return of three key injured forwards in Nazem Kadri (leg), Mikko Rantanen (shoulder or collarbone) and Matt Calvert (lower body) — who each are out until next month or longer.

Heading into Wednesday’s game, Colorado (33-18-7, 73 points) had 24 games and a little more than six weeks remaining in the regular season.