It’s time to take a deep breath. And, maybe hold it as best you can. Nathan MacKinnon, as I type, is undergoing medical tests to determine the severity of a lower-body injury that kept him out of practice today.
It could be nothing, or it could be…something. Right now, no one around the Avalanche really knows until the tests come back. In eight games so far this season, the Avs’ first-line center has one goal and 10 points.
It was the major bitter pill for Avs fans on a day that otherwise brought good medical news. Cale Makar practiced in a regular jersey, as did Valeri Nichushkin, and both are expected to return to the Avs lineup Thursday night at home against the Vancouver Canucks.
Avs coach Jared Bednar took a day off from the media, so it was left to captain Gabe Landeskog to try and answer questions about Nathan MacKinnon.