Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will miss the start of the season, head coach Jared Bednar has revealed.
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The veteran is officially still bothered by a lower body injury. He missed the last 23 games of the last regular season following knee surgery on March 14. However, he took over in the playoffs, helping his team win the Stanley Cup. On the other hand, his absences from training sessions on game days did not go unnoticed.
“Landy has a problem from the previous campaign and he’s not ready. We don’t have a specific date for when he’ll be back on the ice, but he won’t be skating anytime soon,” Bednar told NHL.com.
Landeskog has 30 goals and 29 assists for 59 points in 51 games in 2021-22, adding 22 points in 20 playoff games. His team will start the season on October 12.