Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay left Saturday night’s matchup with the Montreal Canadiens with an apparent knee injury after a collision with teammate and captain Gabriel Landeskog.
Well it’s been confirmed today that Tanguay will miss at least two weeks of action before being re-evaluated by team doctors.
“Out for a minimum of two weeks and then he’ll be reevaluated,” Avs coach Patrick Roy said Monday after practice.
Taking Tanguay’s place on the second line will be rookie Nathan MacKinnon. He played out the rest of Saturday night’s game on the wing with Landeskog and Paul Stastny, picking up the game-winning goal.
John Mitchell will take over third-line center roles, joined by the returning Jamie McGinn and newcomer Max Talbot. The team also designated Tyson Barrie for assignment, sending him back to Lake Erie of the AHL. He’d been a healthy scratch of late and the team looked to get him some playing time while recalling Matt Hunwick.
The Avs will get their first taste of life with the new lines on Wednesday when they take on the Nashville Predators.
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