Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson returned to Denver tonight, taking a temporary leave for personal reasons.

Anderson is not hurt, and the team said he will only be gone on a day-to-day basis. Until he returns, though, veteran John Grahame will serve as the Avalanche's backup goalie, to Peter Budaj.

Grahame, along with defenseman Jonas Holos, was recalled from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.

Budaj was slated to start Friday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, before Anderson's leave was announced.