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Avs captain Landeskog (concussion) returns to practice

Feb 19, 2013, 2:19 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.
(January 21, 2013 - Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

There was a welcome sight at Avalanche practice on Tuesday as captain Gabriel Landeskog skated with teammates for the first time since being concussed in late January.

Landeskog, was injured on a Brad Stuart hit in a loss to the Sharks on Jan. 26 and had only resumed skating on his own last Friday.

He wore an orange non-contact jersey on Tuesday, but did participate in some drills.

The reigning Calder Trophy winner, Landeskog had 1G-0A-1PT through four games this year while averaging 18:34 of ice time.

There’s still no set timetable on when he could return to action.

The Avs next play on Wednesday at home against St. Louis before heading out on a three-game California road trip with games in Los Angeles (Sat, Feb. 23), Anaheim (Sun, Feb. 24) and, interestingly, San Jose (Tues, Feb. 26) — the same place that Landeskog was hurt, a month to the day from when the injury first occurred.

  1. rushledger - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

  2. sjsharks66 - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Good! Glad to hear, hope he comes back soon and puts up some good numbers!

  3. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Tell that boy to get with Setoguchi for tips on how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Glad he’s working his way back –

  4. juliath83 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Take your time coming back, Landy. Make 100% sure you’re healthy before returning to game action. Not like the Avs will make waves with or without you.

    (That’s not a shot at Landy, but rather the management and talent around him)

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