According to the Denver Post's Adrian Dater, Colorado Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson has left the team on the road and is back in Denver. This is being called a "personal leave of absence" as Anderson is not injured. On his Twitter page, Dater calls it a "minor personal matter" and "not a big deal." This is not a precursor to a trade. In a separate blog post, Dater offers some good advice, for the moment, that Anderson deserves some privacy in this matter.
Anderson's 2010-2011 season has been a disappointment following his 2009-2010 performance. Anderson is 13-15-3 with a 3.19 goals against average this season. He missed several weeks earlier in the season when he injured his knee. Anderson will be a free agent this offseason.