The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward Alex Tanguay for the immediate future; after the 33-year-old injured his knee in Saturday’s contest against the Montreal Canadiens. Head coach Patrick Roy said Monday Tanguay will miss at least two weeks.
Roy said that Tanguay will not need surgery and will be reevaluated by team physician Dr. Andrew Parker after that two week period. The team is not planning on recalling a forward to replace Tanguay on the roster.
Instead, rookie Nathan MacKinnon will shift from his spot as the third-line center to second-line right wing. MacKinnon shifted to the aforementioned spot on the wing after Tanguay went down on Saturday, scoring the game-winning goal.
The loss of Tanguay will be partially offset when the Avs next play on Wednesday; as Jamie McGinn will return from a knee injury.
While they did not recall a forward, the team did make two roster moves on Monday. The Avalanche sent defenseman Tyson Barrie to the Lake Erie Monsters in an effort to get the frequent healthy scratch more playing time. They also recalled Matt Hunwick to take Barrie’s place on the roster.