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Quick Takes: Avs Rookie Camp Day Two

The weekday crowd was not as large as on Sunday, but those in attendance witnessed the wrath of assistant coach Tim Army. Army was not satisfied with the passing in some of the drills late in the morning session and let the players know it by putting them through a 15 plus minute bag skate at the end of Monday's practice.

Players, including 2013 top pick Nathan MacKinnon, go through the rigors of a post session bag skate.

Players, including 2013 top pick Nathan MacKinnon, go through the rigors of a post session bag skate.

Unfortunately, the news did not improve for 2010 first round pick Joey Hishon who missed his second straight day of rookie camp.

MacKinnon was more at ease on Monday; challenging and giving defenders fits.  Fellow 2013 draftee, Mason Geertsen, had difficulty keeping up with the speedster. 

One of the more engaging match ups during drills was Duncan Siemens  and Paul Carey. Carey was always one of the best forwards around the net during his Boston College days and he had his hands full with Siemens. Siemens was more physical and active on day two than Sunday. 

 Michael Schumacher is not the most fleet of foot, but has good puck skills. Of the players attending camp on a tryout or AHL deal, Schumacher has shined the best.

Markus Lauridsen left the practice briefly after taking a stick to the face.

Karl Stollery continues to struggle. He has been slow to make adjustments throughout camp.

Overall, the goaltenders continue to be the stars of rookie camp. Kieran Millan had a nifty toe save on Michael Clarke during one of the drills. 

Those who stayed past the rookie camp session had an opportunity to watch many of the Avs veterans, including the likes of Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, Gabriel Landeskog, and Cody McLeod, go through drills. 

Rookie camp wraps up on Tuesday.