Brandon Yip and Jan Hejda will not play season home opener - UPDATE: Wilson and Cumiskey out too


The Denver Post has announced that the Colorado Avalanche injury bug is alive and well.

The Avalanche will likely begin its season Oct. 8 against Detroit without forward Brandon Yip and defenseman Jan Hejda.

Brandon Yip has suffered a broken forearm and will be out for quite some time. Yip broke his forearm while blocking a shot in the St-Louis game. But the injuries don't end there, Jan Hejda is also injured. The Avalanche said they do not know when Hejda injured his knee, he didn't play in the game against St-Louis. 

Hejda will miss two to four weeks due to a knee injury. There was no timetable given for Yip's recovery, only that they would know more about it today, as we hear more, we will let you know. Unfortunately for Yip, I would imagine that a broken forearm takes quite some time to heal, and so he will a chunk of time.

UPDATE:  As you may recall, Ryan Wilson suffered a hand injury in camp; he was watching the Burgundy/White game with a split on his finger, but there has not been any information as to the extent of it. He did practice with the team today at Family Sports Center in Centennial, so there is hope he won't be out for long. Cumiskey is a bit of a mystery. There hasn't been any kind of announcement about what ails him. Our only clue that he is injured is his absence from this morning's practice. He did, however, skate with Heja before the rest of the team hit the ice.

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