Originally Posted by Breck Bronc
Tanguay reportedly out 2 to 4 weeks with a knee sprain. Damn, damn, damn. Sakic and Hejduk are going to have to keep up their hot streaks.
ENVER (Ticker) -- If the Colorado Avalanche hope to win the Northwest Division, they may have to do so without leading scorer Alex Tanguay.
The Avalanche on Tuesday learned that Tanguay will be sidelined up to four weeks with a sprained right knee.
Tanguay, 26, suffered the injury in the first period of Colorado's 6-5 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. An MRI on Tuesday revealed no serious structural damage.
An All-Star in 2004, Tanguay has 26 goals and a team-leading 48 assists in 67 games this season.
Tanguay's injury could not have come at a worse time for the Avalanche (38-25-6), who trail the first-place Calgary Flames by two points in the division standings.
Colorado will already be without rookie sensation and leading goal scorer Marek Svatos, who is out for the remainder of the season with a fractured right shoulder.