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Mikko Rantanen played with a broken foot in Game 7 vs San Jose Sharks

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Ahh, that explains it.

Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks - Game Five
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 04: Melker Karlsson #68 of the San Jose Sharks gets tripped up when Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche falls to the ice in front of him during the second period in Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 4, 2019 in San Jose, California.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The 2019 playoff run was a war for the Colorado Avalanche and none of the top players were playing completely healthy. Gabriel Landeskog came back early from his injury that kept him out of the back end of the season. Nathan MacKinnon busted his shoulder in Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks. And today we learned that Mikko Rantanen fractured his right foot in Game 6 and fought through the pain to play in Game 7.

A whole month after the final game of the series was played, we heard a rumor from a Finnish sports reporter (Jouni Nieminen) that the Avalanche were hiding the foot injury. Ryan Boulding of The Athletic then dug deeper and discovered what the injury really was and when it occurred.

As said in the original tweet, Rantanen won’t be able to fully exercise his legs for another month. It should still give him plenty of time to train and get stronger for next season, and I don’t see a reason why it would affect his contract negotiation.