This afternoon, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar reports that Mackinnon will miss three weeks due to a lower-body injury over the weekend. MacKinnon sustained a lower-body injury on Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
MacKinnon had missed some time earlier in the season due to covid-19 protocols. Now piling an injury on top of that, the missing time will impact the Avalanche season. Mackinnon has only one goal so far this season, while the Avalanche continue to struggle for consistency. Currently holding a 4-5-1 record for 6th in their division, it will be interesting to see if general manager Joe Sakic can pull some strings to get his team some help and back up to their potential this season.
Worth noting for a fantasy hockey owner and team salary cap logistics; the Avalanche do not play ten games within the next three weeks and may not even place MacKinnon on IR. As Bednar mentioned in his availability, three weeks is an estimate at the moment.
The Bruins kick off their second preseason game tonight when they take on the New York Rangers at home. The Bruins dropped their first preseason game last Saturday, falling 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers on the road. Wins and losses during the preseason do not determine a team’s regular season trajectory, so there is no […]
After veteran defensemen Marc Staal and Danny DeKeyser weren’t re-signed this summer, the Red Wings are, for the second season in a row looking for two new alternate captains to back Dylan Larkin. New head coach Derek Lalonde said in his media availability Friday that he plans to name the alternates after the preseason wraps. […]
After practice this morning, the Detroit Red Wings trimmed their roster from 69 to 60 players. The Red Wings will now have 34 forwards, 20 defensemen, and six goaltenders available to start the preseason schedule. Of the 60 players, 49 were acquired through the draft, trades, or free agency. These players are expected to make […]