Gabriel Landeskog Injury: Updates on Avalanche Star's Possible Concussion

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Gabriel Landeskog Injury: Updates on Avalanche Star's Possible Concussion
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Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog suffered injuries after taking a massive hit from San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart, but looks ready to return after an extended absence.

 

UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 22 at 1:40 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

Good news for Avalanche fans as it looks as though Landeskog is slated to return to the lineup for this weekend's encounter on the road with the Los Angeles Kings. The team's official Twitter page broke the latest development:

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8:55 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos 

Gabriel Landeskog's recovery from his concussion has continued to go well, and The Denver Post's  Adrian Dater reported the following good news on the Av's star:

 

"Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, in his first public comments since suffering a concussion Jan. 26, said Wednesday he is feeling good and is hoping to return to the lineup soon. 

Landeskog skated for a sixth consecutive day Wednesday morning with no ill effects. He might participate in a full, contact practice Friday and travel with the team on the Avs' upcoming three-game California road trip."

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

More good news to pass along about Landeskog, as he returned to practice on Tuesday morning, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post:

Avalanche forward Gabe Landeskog returned to practice Tuesday morning after sitting out with a head injury since taking a big hit from the San Jose Sharks' Brad Stuart during a game on Jan. 26.

Landeskog, who had been skating on his own since Friday, was wearing an orange no-hit jersey.

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UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 15, at 4:35 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke 

Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog began skating on Friday for the first time since taking a brutal hit from San Jose's Brad Stuart last month according to The Denver Post's Adrian Dater:

It is unclear when Landeskog will skate next, but the team hopes it will be on a continuing basis.

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UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 1, at 5:05 p.m. ET by Ethan Grant

According to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post, Landeskog has been placed on injured reserve and is out indefinitely. Chambers notes he could return as early as Monday, but there's been no timetable placed on his return.

Here's an excerpt from the report:

Landeskog suffered head and leg injuries in last Saturday's 4-0 loss at San Jose. And although he returned in that game, he missed three ensuing games at Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary. He now only suffers from a head injury, Sacco said, and could return from IR as soon as Monday, but there is no timetable in place.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The Denver Post and Sports Illustrated's Adrian Dater reported that Landeskog is still suffering from the injuries he sustained from Brad Stuart's hit, and the forward will not play in the Avalanche's game against the Vancouver Canucks:

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The Denver Post and Sports Illustrated’s Adrian Dater reported the following on Landeskog’s condition:

The hard hit came during the first period when Landeskog received the puck near mid-ice. Stuart lowered his shoulder and delivered a crushing blow to the 20-year-old.

Landeskog was able to return to the ice during Colorado’s 4-0 loss to San Jose, but the effects of the hit continued to hamper him afterward. 

The young Swede is in his second season with the Avalanche after being selected with the second overall pick in the 2011 draft. As a rookie, he racked up 22 goals and 30 assists.

His career is off to an incredible start, as he proved enough to his organization to be named captain for this season. Landeskog was just 19 years old when he was given the honor, making him the youngest captain in NHL history, as Dater notes in a separate post. 

Colorado now has to figure out who will pick up the slack on offense by filling in for Landeskog at left wing.

The Avs are 2-2 this season and are taking on the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, Jan. 28. With just 48 games in the lockout-shortened regular season, the importance of each contest is amplified. 

If Landeskog is forced to miss a significant amount of time, it will have a major impact on Colorado’s season. With little information on the details of his injuries or the timetable for his return, the prospects for the Avs’ quest to return to the postseason are uncertain. 

Avalanche forward Gabe Landeskog returned to practice Tuesday morning after sitting out with a head injury since taking a big hit from the San Jose Sharks' Brad Stuart during a game on Jan. 26.

Landeskog, who had been skating on his own since Friday, was wearing an orange no-hit jersey.

 



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