Jared Bednar, the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, is unsure when he will have a fully functional captain available.
Gabriel Landeskog underwent knee surgery in October but has yet to play this year. It followed knee surgery in March of last year, which cost Landeskog 23 games.
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Nonetheless, he returned and contributed to the Avalanche‘s Stanley Cup victory, with 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 20 postseason games.
And should I be worried about anything? Indeed, according to NHL.com, Bednar remarked on Wednesday. He hasn’t played all year, after all. Do I believe that he will recover quickly and be fine? Well, I agree; he is working hard. So, only time will tell. You simply aren’t sure.”
- Jared Bednar is unsure when he will have a fully functional captain available.
- Landeskog is recovering slowly and he keeps working hard to attempt to support our squad.
- The Avalanche currently holds the third-place spot in the Central Division.
There is no anticipated return date this season for an Avalanche club that is attempting to defend its Cup title, despite being back on skates.
I’m not sure; he’s been missed for a very long time, Bednar added. “Our only option is to take each day as it comes since his recovery process is slow. And he keeps working hard to attempt to return and support our squad.”
When Landeskog initially stepped onto the ice a few weeks ago, the Locked on Avalanche hosts advised taking it slow.
With three games remaining, the Avalanche currently holds the third-place spot in the Central Division, one point ahead of the Winnipeg Jets. They still have enough star power even without Landeskog in the shape of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Cale Makar, so there is little possibility that they will slip out of a playoff berth.
Even in a highly open Western Conference, Colorado’s prospects of repeating could suffer from not having their captain at full form.