Avs’ Gabriel Landeskog moved to long-term injury reserve


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The Colorado Avalanche moved captain Gabriel Landeskog to long-term injured reserve, ColoradoHockeyNow.com reported Saturday.

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The move, which offers the team salary cap relief, came as no surprise as the striker was expected to miss around 12 weeks after knee arthroscopy on October 17.

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Landeskog, who turns 30 on November 23, has not played this season.

Landeskog had 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists) in 51 games last season before undergoing knee surgery in March. He returned for the playoffs and added 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 20 games to propel the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup title.

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He has 571 points (248 goals, 323 assists) in 738 career games since being selected by the Avalanche with the second overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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