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Broad Street Hockey

Thursday Morning Fly By: Can’t win them all

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *Like a solid third of the Flyers’ lineup is out and the Avalanche are an extremely good hockey team. Sometimes you see the loss coming, you know? Anyhoo, RECAP! *So David Kase got to make his NHL debut last night. That’s pretty neat. Not sure a lot of people saw him getting the nod. [BSH] *And why was he playing? Yet another injury! Oskar Lindblom was out last night. Enough already, hockey gods. [Inquirer] *The team might be ravaged by injury at the moment,...

Broad Street Hockey

Preview: Flyers hope to cool off Avalanche in first meeting of the season

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via No Teeks, hopefully no problem vs. Avalanche. Hello folks, it’s been a little while! The Flyers hit the ice for the first time since Saturday’s win over the Ottawa Senators, as they take on the Colorado Avalanche. They’ll do so however without leading point scorer, Travis Konecny. The Flyers’ forward suffered a concussion in the win over Ottawa, and is out indefinitely. Tonight, the Flyers look to survive without Konecny, against the Avalanche with one of the most lethal offenses in the league. The Avs are second in the league in goals, but also...

Last Word on Hockey

Montreal Canadiens Place Jesperi Kotkaniemi on Injured Reserve

The Montreal Canadiens placed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi on injured reserve on Wednesday. Kotkaniemi sustained a concussion after a scary hit from Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nikita Zadorov. The IR designation will hold Kotkaniemi out for at least another week. https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/1204778251454992384?s=20 Jesperi Kotkaniemi Headed to IR Kotkaniemi has been blatantly ice cold this season. In his last 14 games before injury, he managed a measly two points, both of which were scored in the same game. On the season, Kotkaniemi only has five points in 22 games. This is a far...

Last Word on Hockey

Colorado Avalanche List Both Cale Makar and Philipp Grubauer As Day-To-Day

The Colorado Avalanche announced that both defenceman Cale Makar and goaltender Philipp Grubauer are day-to-day with respective injuries. Cale Makar (upper body) and Philipp Grubauer (lower body) are day-to-day.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/7jtoMSRqmL — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) December 9, 2019 Makar and Grubauer Out Of The Lineup Makar is dealing with an upper-body injury. He suffered the injury during the Avalanche's 4-1 win on Saturday night against the Boston Bruins. It is unclear exactly what is ailing Makar. The injury occurred when he took a hit from Brad Marchand during the third...

Matchsticks and Gasoline

Will Mark Jankowski Find The Back Of The Net?

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via He’s pointless so far in 2019-20 Projected Lines Mark Jankowski will find himself back in the Flames lineup tonight as Calgary takes on the Colorado Avalanche. Jankowski was a healthy scratch on Saturday in the Flames 4-3 victory over the LA Kings. The Flames centre is pointless on the season and his struggles have been well documented and to add insult to injury he’s the name constantly brought up in trade talks. Maybe a night off and watching from the press box will get Janko into the swing of things, but it might not be so easy for him. In eight...

The Hockey Writers

Landeskog Scores in Return from Injury, Avalanche Beat Canadiens 3-2

MONTREAL — Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog scored in his return from injury as Colorado beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Thursday night. Ryan Graves and Matt Calvert also scored for the Avalanche (18-8-2), who have won five straight. Backup goaltender Pavel Francouz made 39 saves. Brendan Gallagher and Nick Cousins scored for the Canadiens (12-11-6), who have […] The post Landeskog Scores in Return from Injury, Avalanche Beat Canadiens 3-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi resting at home with concussion

Montreal Canadiens centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi suffered a concussion in Thursday’s game against Colorado Avalanche, head coach Claude Julien confirmed Friday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Landeskog scores in return from injury, Avalanche beat Canadiens

Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog scored in his return from injury as Colorado beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Thursday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Sportsnet.ca

Canadiens’ Kotkaniemi leaves game vs. Avalanche with injury after big hit

Kotkaniemi was skating in his first shift of the game when Zadorov rode him into the boards behind the Avalanche net and flipped him over. The 19-year-old Fin required assistance from his teammates to get off the ice and into the dressing room. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Andreas Johnsson Goes on Long-Term Injury List

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson has been placed on long-term injury reserve with a leg injury. Johnsson underwent a CT scan Thursday after suffering the injury on Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche. The Leafs say the Swedish forward will be reassessed after the Christmas break. Johnsson has 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs’ Andreas Johnsson Goes on Long-Term Injury List appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Pension Plan Puppets

Maple Leafs place Andreas Johnsson on LTIR, call up three players

Christian Bonin/TSGphoto.com From “sore” to LTIR in 24 hrs. Life comes at you fast. The Maple Leafs have placed the injured Andreas Johnsson on LTIR and called up three players. The @MapleLeafs have recalled forwards Nic Petan and Pontus Aberg and defenceman Martin Marincin from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).Forward Andreas Johnsson will be placed on long-term injury reserve.Details: https://t.co/bK5GdHolkX pic.twitter.com/3uyMl9rmYp— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 6, 2019 Andreas Johnsson left the Leafs last game against the Colorado Avalanche with some kind of...

Last Word on Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs Andreas Johnsson Moved to IR

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that forward Andreas Johnsson has been placed on long-term injured reserve. The move comes after a recent loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The teams announced the move along with several promotions early Friday morning. https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1202973613051260929 Andreas Johnsson Moved to Injured Reserve Johnsson's injury comes at a time when Toronto is still trying to get its season back on track. The 25-year-old forward currently has six goals and 16 points in 30 games. Most of his ice time came on the top line next to top players Auston...

Sportsnet.ca

Landeskog returns, Kadri sits with injury for Avalanche vs. Canadiens

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will return from a lower-body injury against the Montreal Canadiens. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Will Healthy Avalanche Have Happy Holidays?

Mikko Rantanen is back. Gabriel Landeskog is traveling with the team and may play on the road. Nathan MacKinnon is playing some of his best hockey ever. The top line is almost one hundred percent. Matt Calvert and Andre Burakovsky are nearing their returns.  The Colorado Avalanche has managed to persevere through some major injuries […] The post Will Healthy Avalanche Have Happy Holidays? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith Out

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced that they will miss forward Andrew Shaw and defenceman Duncan Keith. Shaw suffered a concussion on Saturday in a loss against the Colorado Avalanche. The Blackhawks have put Shaw in the concussion protocol, and he will miss the upcoming game versus the Boston Bruins on the road on Thursday. Keith has missed the last two games for Chicago. He will continue to be sidelined with his groin issue. Against Boston, Keith will miss his third straight game. The veteran will be out for at least two more contests. MEDICAL UPDATE: Forward Andrew Shaw (concussion...

The Hockey Writers

Rantanen Returns to Lineup, Leads Avalanche past Chicago 7-3

DENVER — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists in his return to Colorado’s lineup after missing 16 games due to injury, and Nazem Kadri and Joonas Donskoi each scored twice as the Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 on Saturday night. Natha... The post Rantanen Returns to Lineup, Leads Avalanche past Chicago 7-3 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Sportsnet.ca

Oilers’ Chiasson in concussion protocol after hit by Avalanche’s Graves

Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson is in concussion protocol following a hit from Colorado Avalanche defenceman Ryan Graves during the second period of Wednesday night’s game. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Colorado Avalanche Andre Burakovsky Day-to-Day

The Colorado Avalanche have yet another injury on their hands. Andre Burakovsky will miss Friday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago with an upper-body injury. Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic announced the news early Thursday afternoon. https://twitter.com/ryan_s_clark/status/1200134591475929088?s=20 Andre Burakovsky Out Burakovsky's injury came at some point during the teams' 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. He had played 13:40 prior to his injury but did sit out the entire third period. Given the unknown nature of what the injury or when it occurred, it could be that Burakovsky...

The Hockey Writers

Kerfoot Suspended 2 Games

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Alexander Kerfoot two games for boarding Colorado Avalanche defender Erik Johnson. Kerfoot was forced to miss some time with a facial injury and had only recently returned to the Maple Leafs lineup prior to this hit. The 25-year-old Kerfoot spent the first two […] The post Kerfoot Suspended 2 Games appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Sportsnet.ca

Avalanche’s Rantanen practises for first time since suffering injury

Colorado Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen was back at practice wearing a no-contact jersey for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury a month ago. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Avalanche Weekly: Next Man Up

The Colorado Avalanche continue to battle the injury bug as they took their technicolor show on the road this past week. Heading off on a five-game, 11-day road swing, the team faced a fair amount of adversity as the scrappy crew fought their way through the first part of the trip. They managed to dig […] The post Avalanche Weekly: Next Man Up appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Colorado Avalanche Draft History Under Joe Sakic

It feels like a good time to review the Colorado Avalanche draft history since Joe Sakic assumed the mantle of President of Hockey Operations in 2013. Colorado has reached the playoffs in each of the past two years and is poised for a third straight appearance despite a flurry of early-season injuries. The draft has been a big part of why the Avs are where they are. Seeing who Sakic has drafted is an excellent barometer for gauging his overall job performance. Avalanche Draft History Under Joe Sakic Every successful team has remained that way if based on their ability to identify and select...

The Cannon

It’s time for the NHL to take serious head injuries seriously

Photo by Rich Lam/ That and more of this week’s links On Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks pulled the goalie to erase a two goal deficit with three minutes remaining. Colorado Avalanche forward - and former Blue Jacket fan favorite - Matt Calvert did a very Matt Calvert thing and blocked an Elias Pettersson shot ... with his face. For an entire THIRTEEN SECONDS Calvert was down on the ice on his hands and knees, unable to get off the ice on his own. The Canucks, of course, were able to score with a 6-on-4 advantage. This is honestly terrible pic.twitter.com/WUXN79tawo— DNVR...

The Hockey Writers

Avalanche Face Biggest Foe – Injuries

The Colorado Avalanche rolled to a hot start as the hockey season began. Even when the lines were working on timing issues with the new players, the team found ways to win. Then, their true enemy entered the scene – the injury bug. Since it first appeared, each game has become a battle between winning […] The post Avalanche Face Biggest Foe – Injuries appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Sportsnet.ca

MacKinnon on Calvert injury: ‘I can only imagine if that was LeBron James’

Colorado Avalanche star forward Nathan MacKinnon was left wondering what officials would do if NBA superstar LeBron James was left bleeding during a game after a controversial incident helped lead to a Vancouver Canucks goal on Saturday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Colorado Avalanche Pavel Francouz In Concussion Protocol

The Colorado Avalanche injury woes are getting worse. Backup goaltender Pavel Francouz exited Tuesday night's game against the Winnipeg Jets less than a minute into the action. Francouz had been the primary netminder with Philipp Grubauer recovering from a minor lower-body injury. He is now day-to-day while in concussion protocol. Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post tweeted the news early Thursday afternoon. https://twitter.com/kylefredrickson/status/1195062077808758784?s=20 Pavel Francouz Exits Early Francouz was removed from Tuesday's game after a collision with Jets forward Mark...

Last Word on Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs Alexander Kerfoot Out after Dental Surgery

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without another one of their forwards for a period of time. Alexander Kerfoot has been ruled out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair dental fractures suffered against the Los Angeles Kings. NHL write Mike Zeisberger broke the news. https://twitter.com/Zeisberger/status/1195358238423814146 Alexander Kerfoot Out Indefinitely Kerfoot was off to a an average start to the season. The former Colorado Avalanche skater had contributed five goals and eight points in 20 games with his new team. He had scored over 40 points in his two seasons in Denver....

The Hockey Writers

Avalanche Weekly: Cale Makar, Injuries, and Wins

The Colorado Avalanche proved resilient in the past week. Despite crucial injuries and questionable calls, there was plenty of action. The Avalanche plowed their way back into a playoff spot through 17 games despite adversity. The team has turned the catchphrase ‘next man up’ into their daily mantra. It was a busy week with plenty […] The post Avalanche Weekly: Cale Makar, Injuries, and Wins appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Jake DeBrusk On Zdeno Chara Lower Body Injury, Loss To Avalanche

Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk had two goals vs. the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. However, after the game DeBrusk was more concerned with the lower body injury to captain Zdeno Chara. For more: https://nesn.com/boston-bruins/

NHL and injuries, how do the best teams deal with it?

Steve Dangle discusses the current injury bug that has hit teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.Avalanche.

Avalanche’s Soderberg avoids serious injury as Pavelski’s skate clips his neck

Scary moment as Carl Soderberg and Joe Pavelski get tangled up and as the Sharks’ player gets up, his skate catches Soderberg in the neck. The Avalanche centreman was able to return.