Colorado Avalanche GM Gives Interesting Update on Gabriel Landeskog

The Colorado Avalanche are getting set to play the 2023-24 season without their captain Gabriel Landeskog. Turns out it may only be the regular season 'Captain Landy' is missing as Avs' general manager Chris McFarland shared some news this week.

McFarland connected with The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun recently and had this to say about the injury status of his team's captain:

We're hoping," Avalanche general manager Chris MacFarland recently said when asked about Landeskog possibly returning for the playoffs, per The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. "There's still so much that needs to be gleaned in this, so it's hard to put a timeline on it. He's about four months (into his recovery), and he's doing incredibly well. We miss so much about what he brings, not just in terms of the goals and assists and power play and penalty kill, but just his presence in the room, being one of our emotional-barometer guys. He's going to miss the regular season, and then I wouldn't bet against Gabriel Landeskog in anything. If there's somebody that's going to deal with what he's dealing with, with the right attitude and determination, it's him. He's our Viking.

Two knee surgeries within six months of each other and then another one six months later and Landeskog finds himself on the shelve. He holds a $7 million cap hit and has now entered year three of his eight-year contract extension. Even without Landeskog, expect to see the Avalanche competing for another Stanley Cup this season.

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