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Avs put captain Landeskog on injured reserve

Feb 1, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Kings 3-1.
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Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog (head) has already missed three games and he’ll be unavailable for a fourth on Saturday after being placed on the injured reserve list, according to the NHL.com.

Landeskog’s problems stem from a devastating hit by Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart during the first period of Saturday’s 4-0 loss to San Jose.

The Avalanche’s 19-year-old captain immediately left the ice as a result but, in a controversial move, returned to the game and logged a total of 16:23 minutes.

“I felt fine,” Landeskog said the night of the hit. “I was a little weak at first but I was able to take care of it after getting some ice in here [dressing room]. I felt fine after that.”

Landeskog is eligible to be activated in time for Monday’s game, but the team hasn’t provided a timetable for his possible return.

To make matters worse for Colorado, forward Steve Downie is out for the season, and now forward David Jones is day-to-day with a knee injury, according to the Denver Post.

Meanwhile forward Ryan O’Reilly is still a restricted free agent and his contract negotiations are reportedly going nowhere.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    I have an idea to save the NHL ! No more Europeans get gone ! 12 Canadian based teams that only consisted of Canadian born players ! 12 American based teams only consisting of American born players ! Just enough inter league games through out the season to keep the rivalry simmering ! Then the finals would consist of Canada vs the USA every year !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      You’s are all sissy lala’s ,, code for politically correct creeps !

  2. yanks33 - Feb 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    F you Brad Stuart…

  3. withseidelinn - Feb 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    15th in the West

  4. polegojim - Feb 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Get well soon Gabe.

    O’Reilly??? I smell another sportswriter rant targeted at the Avs coming soon… and well deserved…

  5. ak5040 - Feb 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    But it was a clean hit though remember. Oh wait, no it wasn’t. Good job Shanny. The dirty Sharks strike again. First Blake on Mueller and now this….

  6. ethanmacleod1685 - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Shouldn’t have had his head down!

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