The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Aaron Palushaj by way of a waiver claim from the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday afternoon. Montreal had placed Palushaj on waivers on Monday afternoon so that the club could assign him to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Palushaj had suffered a shoulder injury in January and was placed on injured reserve. On Feb. 3, he was medically cleared to resume playing and was subsequently placed on waivers.