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Morning Flurries: Life without Gabe Landeskog begins

Injuries, birthdays, costumes and more!

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Yesterday started off with a bang for the Colorado Avalanche with reports that Gabe Landeskog would be out indefinitely with a lower body injury. After practice head coach Jared Bednar confirmed Landeskog would be out for a “significant” amount of time. Additionally, Colin Wilson injured himself at practice and will not be available for this evening’s contest against the Florida Panthers. The only update on Mikko Rantanen was that he’s continuing to rehab but not ready to hit the ice yet. To complete the news barrage the Avalanche called up forward Jayson Megna for presumably his first NHL game since the 2017-18 season to take Wilson’s place tonight and possibly longer.

In happier news it is a week of birthdays for a duo of core players as Mikko Rantanen celebrated his 23rd yesterday and today Cale Makar becomes a legal adult in the US.

With all the excitement this week let’s not forget Halloween is right around the corner and the Avalanche celebrated with their annual party last Sunday. Sam Girard wins the prize for best costume in his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

Head Coach was on the Jim Rome Show yesterday where he discussed what makes Nathan MacKinnon so special.

There’s been no progress to report in regards to the on going battle between Altitude and the “Big Three” cable and satellite providers however a number of local establishments have received permission to stream select Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets games through this weekend.

In other league news, Roman Josi is one name off the market in next summer’s Unrestricted Free Agency class as he signs an eight-year extension with the Nashville Predators.

Some goals should just be celebrated for the skill level required to pull them off and this beauty from Andrei Svechnikov is one of them. This lacrosse style move to pick up the puck and deposit it behind the goaltender is becoming more popular but is always a treat to watch. Svechnikov is also a player who needs more recognition for the hot start to his season with 12 points and now five goals to date.