Forward Austin Wagner was seeing doctors about an injury that is infected. They knew of the situation when they acquired him.
Avs coach Jared Bedner is “cautiously optimistic” that forward Darren Helm will return this year.
The Avs are hopeful that defenseman Josh Manson will return at the end of the month.
Goaltender Pavel Francouz is progressing slower than they had hoped but they are still hopeful he’ll be able to return his year.
- Peter Baugh: Avs coach Bednar on Gabriel Landeskog: “He’s missed a long time. I don’t know. It’s a slow moving process for him, so we’ve just got to take it day by day. And he continues to do the work to push to try to get back and help our team. But I don’t have a timeline on him.”
- Ryan Boulding: Avs coach Bednar on Josh Manson: “Just depends. It’s hard to say. I think that Manson, obviously he was at a point where he could come back and play and played some games and some really good games for us. So I’m hopeful that he’ll be able to get back. I’m hopeful that it’s be by the end of the month so he can get some games in down the stretch to help us get into the playoffs and be ready for that time of year.”
Forward Jonah Godjovich has been practicing for a week or so but is still “a ways away.”
Defenseman Erik Cernak returned to the lineup.
Rick Dhaliwal: The agent, Jason Dickson, on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ethan Bear‘s injury: “He had dental work, lost 1 tooth and they were worried a tooth broke in the roots and into his gums. Ethan was also dealing with side effects of a concussion.”