Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog out 2 weeks with lower-body injury

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Dec 10, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) is introduced before the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is expected to miss two weeks due to a lower-body injury, coach Jared Bednar announced Sunday.

Landeskog sustained the injury during the second period of Colorado’s 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. He extended his point streak to a career-high 10 games (three goals, 10 assists) with an assist on Nathan MacKinnon’s goal early in the second period.

Landeskog out with injury

“It’s unfortunate,” forward¬†Tyson Jost¬†said via NHL.com. “You never want to see any of your teammates go down with injuries, let alone anyone around the League. But this has happened so often over the five years I’ve been here, so just the next man up mentality. We’ve done a great job of kind of adjusting to that and fighting through that adversity.”

The 29-year-old Landeskog has 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 22 games this season. He signed an eight-year, $56 million contract extension in July.

Landeskog has 539 points (227 goals, 312 assists) in 709 career games. He won the Calder Trophy (top rookie) in 2011-12 immediately after the Avalanche selected him with the second overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media

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