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.
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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:
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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