CENTENNIAL -- Former Colorado College defenseman Brandon Straub inched closer toward his goal of signing a professional contract Tuesday.
On the last day of the four-day Colorado Avalanche rookie camp, after a 90-minute practice session, a list was posted of players who would not be invited to the regular training camp, which starts at 9 a.m. Friday at South Suburban Family Sports Center.
Straub's name was not on the list, meaning he has at least one more day to make his case for a contract.
"I was pretty nervous, but I was curious to see if I had made it," said the 6-foot-4, 230-pound native of Colorado Springs. "I'm pretty excited. I'm excited to get back at it again."