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spot in the NHL's Western Conference, but they'll have to do so without the services of their top scorer for the next few games.Nathan MacKinnon will mi s 1-2 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Wednesday. A top contender for the Hart Trophy, MacKinnon suffered an unspecified injury on Monday during Colorado's 3-1 lo s tothe Los AngelesKings, playing just 11:37 of that game.The 24-year-old center underwent an MRI on Tuesday that showed no signs of a serious injury, . Despite the relatively positive outlook, the Avs will still have to make do without the prolific pivot for a while.Nathan MacKinnon will be out 1-2 weeks with a lower body injury. Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) NHL STANDINGS: MacKinnon hasn't mi sed a game so far this season, which Avalanche head coachJared Bednar said may have played a factor in sidelining the team's most reliable scoring threat.I dont think it was one incident. I just think he went out to play Mikko Rantanen Jersey
and didnt feel great sometime during the first period and decided to call it quits, Bednar said Tuesday onAltitude 92.5 FM, . We have a lot of guys who are battling those little injuries right now. It Mikhail Grigorenko Jersey
s that time of year. You look at the schedule and the amount of games were playing and weve been trying to give them as much rest as we po sibly can and just go game days only and days off in between. Thats the way we feel we have to run here, especially with all the injuries we have."MacKinnon joins an injurylist that belies how well the Avalanche have fared this season. The team is currently mi sing Nazem Kadri (lower body), Matt Calvert (lower body),Philipp Grubauer (lower body),Mikko Rantanen (upper body) andAndre Burakovsky (lower body/upper body), although it does expect rookie sensation Cale Makar (upper body) to Carl Soderberg Jersey
return to the lineup Wednesday after mi sing five games.The Avalanche enter Wednesday embroiled in a fight with the St. Louis Blues for first place in the Central Division and the Western Conference.St. Louis is Calvin Pickard Jersey
two points up on Colorado, but the Avs have a game in hand and the tiebreaker.However, mi sing MacKinnon's considerable output could hinder the Avalanche's ability to catch them; he has 93 points (35 goals, 58 a sists) through 69 games this season, nearly double the next-best player (Makar) on the Avs' scoring list.Colorado is playing every other day for the remainder of March, meaning MacKinnon would mi s seven games if he's out for the full two weeks.