Last season's Calder Trophy winner (rookie of the year) has been out of the Avs’ lineup since being injured in their Jan. 26th game against San Jose, where he took a heavy/questionable hit by Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart.
Landeskog, who appeared to take an elbow to the head, missed the rest of the first period before returning for the second. He ended up playing the rest of the game and accumulated over 16 minutes of ice time.
In Landeskog’s four games this season, he played on the first line with Matt Duchene and PA Parenteau, where he produced one goal, 15 shots and was a plus 3.
Following the loss to the Sharks, Landeskog told reporters, "I felt fine. I was a little weak at first but I was able to take care of it after getting some ice in here (dressing room). I felt fine after that.”
Avalanche coach Joe Sacco told the Denver Post that Landeskog is suffering from a head injury and there is no timetable in place for his return. Landeskog will be eligible to come off injured reserve and be back on the Avs’ roster as early as Monday.
Landeskog, who became the youngest captain in NHL history during the off-season, played in all 82 games as a rookie, totaling 22 goals and 52 points.
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