Nathan MacKinnon Injury: Updates on Avalanche Star's Foot and Recovery

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 14: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the Pepsi Center on February 14, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Forward Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche have suffered through a difficult 2014-15 season, and the former first overall selection won't be able to see it through to the end.

Continue for updates.

MacKinnon Out for Remainder of Regular Season

Friday, March 6

The Avs' playoff hopes have been hanging by a thread for quite some time, but that thread has likely been cut with the news of MacKinnon's status.

According to the organization's official Twitter account, the 19-year-old center will miss at least six weeks with a broken foot:

Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

UPDATE: Nathan MacKinnon will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot.

After putting up 63 points as a rookie last season, MacKinnon regressed this year to the tune of 14 goals and 38 points in 64 games. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Avalanche have fallen on hard times as well.

This has been a nightmarish campaign for Colorado considering how great 2013-14 was. MacKinnon's injury is the cherry on top, but it may ultimately prove to be a positive since he can now focus on getting right for 2015-16.

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