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Gabriel Landeskog will miss the next three months after undergoing an arthroscopic knee procedure. He was apparently having trouble during training camp and getting going on the ice so it was decided this was the best course of action.
This shouldn't come as any surprise to fantasy managers who drafted him as he was expected to miss time going into the draft. The extension does stink however. Slot him into your IR position and wait for him to be back in January. Expect Artturi Lehkonen and/or Valeri Nichushkin to fill in on the wing for the highly-potent Avalanche top line.
The Avalanche captain produced 30 goals, 59 points, a plus-27 rating, 78 PIMs, seven power play goals, 15 power play points, 150 shots, 94 hits and 34 blocks.
Landeskog had his season cut well short in 2022 as the Avalanche opted to put him under the knife on March 12th to deal with a lingering knee issue. Colorado was well positioned to make the playoffs and were thinking about the greater good. The gritty leadership from Landeskog is a prime example of what any team should want out of their captain. Not only does he have the ability to net points playing on the top line with Nathan Mackinnon and Mikko Rantanen, he never shy's away from body contact or a tilt. Whether he's standing up for his team mates or trying to shift momentum, he can always be counted on to provide physicality when needed. This is even more important for a team that has previously been built on speed and scoring but that doesn't necessarily lead to success in the post-season when playing physical can determine the series. They have bolstered up their size this year and having Landeskog lead by example will only fire up his team that much more. If you're playing in a league that values hits, you can consider him in the first round due to the tremendous scoring upside. If not, he's an easy selection in the second round.
Gabriel Landeskog will be put on the shelf after getting surgery on his knee. There is no time line for his return.
Disaster. Colorado has a comfortable placement near the top of the league but this is a huge blow to their offense. Mikko Rantanen and Sam Girard went down as well. He has been a constant producer for the Avalanche in many facets and the roster has a huge hole to fill losing their captain. He has delivered 30 goals and 59 points this year.
Gabriel Landeskog produced two points, two PIM, a plus-2 rating, two shots and one block helping the Avalanche defeat the hosting New York Islanders on Monday night.
Landeskog set up goals for Nathan Mackinnon and Devon Toews being the primary assist-man. The more notable of the two was the feed to Toews while he was sneaking in from the point and fired it in for the game-winner. He is up to 30 goals and 58 points.
Gabriel Landeskog scored a goal, had an even-rating, two PIMs, and three shots as the Avalanche defeated the visiting New York Islanders on Tuesday 5-3.
The goal came on the power-play and Nazem Kadri took a shot that was turned away by Ilya Sorokin. Landeskog went to collect the puck behind the net and decided to backhand it toward the slot. It banked off Sorokin's skate for his 29th of the year and now has 55 points.