NHL News: Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon to ‘miss some time’

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Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.

The veteran All-Star left the ice during the first period of Monday night’s 5-3 loss at Philadelphia.

“The fact he’s leaving early in the game is not a good sign,” head coach Jared Bednar told Altitude Sports on Tuesday morning. “We know he’s gonna miss some time. Just don’t know how long.”

MacKinnon, 27, appeared to be in discomfort after blocking a shot and taking a hit along the boards from Flyers forward Scott Laughton.

MacKinnon leads Colorado with 34 points (eight goals, league-leading 26 assists) through 23 games this season, his 10th campaign with the Avalanche.

He has posted 682 points (250 goals, 432 assists) in 661 games since Colorado drafted him No. 1 overall in 2013.

–Field Level Media

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