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Paul Stastny has an injured torso

Dec 5, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

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We’re used to hearing about “upper body” and “lower body” injuries, but torso injuries? That’s just what Colorado’s Paul Stastny suffered against Detroit last night, at least according to Avalanche trainers anyhow.

The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports that Stastny was hurt in the third period of Colorado’s 4-2 win over Detroit but that the team didn’t have any further details on how badly Stastny is hurt. Stastny has had struggles scoring this season and is just sixth on the team in points. Stastny is supposed to be one of the team’s top performers but has been less-than that.

That said, the Avs don’t want to be without Stastny for an extended period of time. While they’ve won three in a row now, losing anyone as useful as Stastny would be a tough blow.

  1. govtminion - Dec 5, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    “as useful as Stastny”?

    The way he’s played this year so far, I’m not sure anyone would notice missed ice time.

    (Not my best choice for fantasy drafting, in hindsight.)

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