NHL Injury: Avs’ Evan Rodrigues out, Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers surgery, and more

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Here’s a quick look at the latest NHL Injury news starting in Colorado with the Avalanche.

NHL Injury: Evan Rodrigues out

Colorado Avalanche forward Evan Rodrigues is out 2-4 weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Jared Bednar said Saturday.

“He’ll be week to week,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said after morning skate on Saturday. “I expect him to miss 2-4 weeks.”


He exited with an apparent leg injury in the first period of Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Rodrigues, 29, has recorded six goals and three assists through 18 games in his first season with Colorado.

He has 138 points (59 goals, 79 assists) in 334 games with the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Avalanche.

Rodrigues signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Colorado in September after posting career highs in goals (19), assists (24) and points (43) in 82 games last season with Pittsburgh.

Nikolaj Ehlers out until January

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Jan 18, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers (27) shoots the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) defends during the second period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers will be sidelined until January following sports hernia surgery, TSN reported.

Ehlers, 26, underwent the procedure on Wednesday in Detroit and his recovery timeline is six weeks.

Ehlers has not played since Oct. 17 and has three assists in two games this season.

He has 361 points (164 goals, 197 assists) in 480 games since being selected by the Jets with the ninth overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Linus Ullmark day-to-day

The league-leading Boston Bruins announced that goalie Linus Ullmark is considered day-to-day after sustaining an upper-body injury against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday that caused him to leave the game in the third period.

Ullmark, 29, is 13-1-0 with a GAA of 2.00 and a SV% of .935 on the season.

Other injury notes:

Tampa Bay Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers out at least three games with an upper-body injury.

Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov is a game-time decision.

–Field Level Media

–The Daily Goal Horn contributed to this article