Kiz: When superstar Nathan MacKinnon became the latest Avalanche player to be bit by the injury bug, two words immediately sprang to mind. “Ruh roh,” as my old friend Scooby Doo was fond of saying. A Colorado team primed to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL bubble was derailed in its championship quest by more injuries than even a deep and talented roster could overcome. Well, the injury bug seems to be back early this season with a vengeance. Should we be worried? Chambers: Nah, this is a deeper team. Joe Sakic and his staff have bolstered the depth and, even without MacKinnon, this could be a high-scoring team. The Avs have produced 36 goals in 10 games, ranking third in the NHL behind two teams that have played 11 games. MacKinnon has just two goals, but his absence certainly hurts in play-making ability. He assisted on the Avs’ first two goals Sunday before not coming out of the dressing room for the third period. I watched his last shift in the last minute of the second period and I can’t see any indication of an injury. I have to think MacKinnon won’t be out for long. Kiz: Captain… Read full this story
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