May 3, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT
Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog had three goals and four points in the seven-game loss to the Minnesota Wild, and if he seemed off later in the series, there’s a good reason.
Adrian Dater of The Denver Post says Landeskog played through an injured hand in the final few games against the Wild. Dater suspects it could’ve happened in Game 3 when he was slashed by Wild forward Matt Cooke.
Landeskog, 21, made his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season and got off to a hot start against the Wild before apparently being injured.
As a result of the injury, Landeskog won’t be joining Sweden at the World Championships in Belarus. The Avalanche are likely very OK with that decision.
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