Artturi Lehkonen will not be playing for Finland in the 2023 World Championships, which just happen to take place in his home country.
The reason? Apparently, a broken toe.
According to Ilta-Sonami in Finland, Lehkonen, who returned just prior to the playoffs from a broken finger, broke his toe in the series against the Kraken. He finished the series with that injury. Because of that, he will not be joining Finland for the tournament.
Mikko Rantanen, on the other hand, will be joining his home country for the tournament, which starts in a little over a week.
The recovery time for a broken toe is typically around 4-6 weeks, so there shouldn’t be any concern about this lingering into next season.
Lehkonen finished the postseason with six points in seven games, after a career best regular season where he scored 21 goals.
The Avalanche did say they would release an injury report after the season, but so far, we have not heard anything. Stay tuned to CHN for any updates.