Gabriel Landeskog has had a rough go it this year. After winning the Stanley Cup in June, he tried to come back and start training camp but had some issues. But we have some fantastic news: Landeskog took to the ice today for the for the first time in the 2022-23 season.
The Avalanche said in mid-October that Landeskog would be out about twelve weeks. This was after he got a procedure done on his knee to repair damage done from the playoffs.
Last season, with about six weeks left in the regular season, Landeskog sustained a knee injury. He was able to return just in time for playoffs. It was believed that he was not 100 percent because he was rarely practicing with the team. The captain pushed through the playoff run and at some points he could be seen on the bench in discomfort. Although he had no obvious limp during the celebrations, it was a short time to recover (about eight weeks). Coach Bednar said that Landeskog tried to push through it at the beginning of training camp, but it just made things worse.
Landeskog did not participate in any drills or preseason games. Ultimately, the decision had to made that a procedure had to be done on the knee once more. While the team was in Minnesota playing the Wild, Landeskog had the procedure done. Bednar gave us a timeline of twelve weeks to return to the team.
WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF HIS FIRST TIME ON THE ICE- He spent about ten minutes on the ice while doing some light stick handing.