Saturday, February 23, 2013
Landeskog's status (update)
By Tom Carpenter
UPDATE: According to the Denver Post, Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) is due to return for Saturday's matinee between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.
"Finally back. Excited. Feels good out there," Landeskog said after his first full practice since the injury. "Finally, I get out of that pumpkin (orange no-contact) jersey. I'm extremely excited and eager to get back in the lineup and help the guys."
Since coach Joe Sacco doesn't want to break up the Jamie McGinn--Matt Duchene--P.A. Parenteau line, Landeskog is expected to skate with center Paul Stastny and winger David Jones. In which case, Aaron Palushaj will be demoted to the fourth line.
UPDATE: The Colorado Avalanche could get a much-needed boost in the next few days. The Denver Post reports forward Gabriel Landeskog "might rejoin the team this week". The Avs captain has been skating recently.
UPDATE: The Colorado Avalanche could have its young captain back earlier than anticipated.
The Denver Post reports Gabriel Landeskog has been upgraded from "out indefinitely" to "day-to-day". The squad is "hopeful that Landeskog will skate soon."
Gabriel Landeskog got on the ice for a little stick-handling Sunday, but he isn't quite ready for game action, according to Terry Frei of the Denver Post. He will remain on injured reserve and unavailable for Monday's game.
"No timetable," said Avalanche coach Joe Sacco.
"He was seen by the medical staff and went through the proper protocol, the proper process, and he passed everything," Sacco added.
About all we know about Landeskog's situation at this point is that he has a head injury. The Avs don't let injured players who are not practicing speak with the media, so the young captain has been mute on the subject of his health and status. At this point, we are simply in a wait-and-see mode.