Colorado Avalanche Report: Final Practice

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Injured Defensemen Defending

It pains me to say, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was still practicing in a red no-contact jersey today. Today marks exactly 11 weeks since he had the knee scoping procedure — he was supposed to be out a maximum of eight weeks. I don’t know what the delay was, but it doesn’t really matter now.

Or maybe that’s what the delay is. Anyway, fellow injured defenseman, Ryan Wilson, was also skating in a red no-contact jersey, though that was expected. They both participated in defensive drills, though.

Ryan Wilson:

Erik Johnson:

Head coach Patrick Roy confirmed during a post-practice press conference that Johnson will not play in tomorrow’s game against the Nashville Predators and that he’s “doubtful” in the final two games. Wilson is a definite no-go for all three.