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Avs captain Landeskog played with injured hand

May 3, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

Gabriel Landeskog Getty Images

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.

  1. terrier92 - May 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Matt DB Cooke strikes again

    • hockeyfan11 - May 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Quit b*tching, this is hockey.

      • bgord - May 3, 2014 at 1:50 PM

        He isnt Bi***ching, hockey is hockey you are right, but Cooke is still a DB. Waste of hockey player…

    • strictlythedanks - May 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

      I thonk it more likely happened on one of landeskogs many dirty plays in the series, like punching koivu in the back of the head while he was getting on the bench

      • strictlythedanks - May 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

        *think

  2. bbascom05 - May 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    They still played great. That MacKinnon is really something. Mark my words…losing Statsny will dismantle this team. Great season for Roy too. And I’m a Wings fan.

    • drdoomkaiser - May 3, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      Hopefully we don’t lose Stastny then

  3. nicofthenorthstar - May 3, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    “Dater suspects it could’ve happened in Game 3 when he was slashed by Wild forward Matt Cooke.”
    What a bunch of purely speculative, inflammatory BS. Just stoking the fires of Cooke hate. great story, bro.

  4. greej1938l - May 3, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Bla bla. Whatever. Old news. Don’t care

    • drdoomkaiser - May 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      Funny how you still clicked on it

  5. mrhyperpants - May 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Wild players will be hitting the golf course soon.

  6. luvmnsports2012 - May 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Oh how the excuses come out! Cry now after the fact. Nothing wa ever heard about it during the series now all the sudden Colorado lost and let’s find things to blame it on!! Pathetic, just take the beating and the fact your team wasn’t good enough! Oh yea…free MATT COOKE!!! GO WILD!!!

    • welch3319 - May 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      Oh STFU… Another pointless point from a fan base that hasn’t won a damn thing. Matt Cooke is worthless ask any hockey expert around but you’re a Wild fan so now ones right but you.

  7. welch3319 - May 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    You dont hear about injuries during the playoffs until the series is done dumbass… I see you’re a intelligence of hockey is glowing! LMAO

  8. luvmnsports2012 - May 3, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Hey Welch, your a hockey genius!

  9. salutethis - May 4, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Gotta luv the wild fans just gloating after a series that’s key play was a dirty play by Cooke. But yeah the Avs weren’t good enough after losing one of its best players. Cheer up wild fans cook is almost back from his suspension! So you might be able to beat Chicago if he takes a couple of their guys out too!!

  10. zraskovich - May 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    This is just Dater making stuff up to stir the pot. Maybe he hurt his hand punching our captain in the back of his head while he was leaving the ice. 82 was dirty all series long…it was obvious.

    • drdoomkaiser - May 4, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      The Avalanche don’t have a player with that number

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