O'Brien, Johnson injured

During the Avalanche's 4-0 loss to St. Louis on Saturday, both Shane O'Brien and Erik Johnson left the ice due to injuries. It's still unclear how Johnson hurt his hand, but it happened during the first period. He did not return to the game. O'Brien's knee fell victim to an awkward hit behind the Avs' net midway through the game. O'Brien, however, did return.

It was announced today by the Denver Post that O'Brien will be out for at least the next two games. Johnson is day-to-day.

Ryan Wilson, who was recently reactivated after being on IR from a head injury he sustained on December, 6, 2011, will replace O'Brien on the roster. If Johnson is not able to play, Matt Hunwick will take his spot.

The Avalanche face the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday and then head to Nashville on Thursday for the second half of the home-and-home against the Preds.

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