Colorado Avalanche Dealt Disastrous News About Gabriel Landeskog

Another huge blow to the Colorado Avalanche and forward Gabriel Landeskog, as the team has announced that their captain will undergo knee surgery that is expected to keep him out of action for the entire 2023-24 season. 

Landeskog will undergo a cartilage transplant in his right knee tomorrow in Chicago. He missed the entire current season because of the knee injury and now will have to wait until the 2024-25 season to continue his career. 

The 30-year-old has been dealing with a cartilage injury below the patella. He can walk fine, but he says that skating has been a “different beast.” 

The issues began back in 2020 when he was gashed above the knee. He had surgery then, and again underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the 2021-22 season. Now, he'll go under the knife for a third time. 

Landeskog still has six seasons remaining on an eight-year, $56M contract.

In his 11 years in Colorado, Landeskog has 248 goals and 571 points in 738 games.

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