It was already expected that the Colorado Avalanche would do without star right winger Mikko Rantanen in a 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Monday after a bizarre sequence in which his left ankle twisted in an unnatural position .
Fast forward to Wednesday when Rantanen was taken out of training. Then came the long-awaited news after training ended when avalanche trainer Jared Bednar stated that Rantanen would be sidelined from week to week due to a lower body injury injury.
Bednar said the team should have more information on Rantanen’s status next week, while the Avalanche will continue to monitor his progress in the coming days.
“I can tell you I don’t think it will be a four to six week injury,” said Bednar. “We hope that he will be back a lot sooner.