Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon is considered a game-time decision for Friday's tilt against the Florida Panthers due to a sore leg, head coach Jared Bednar told assembled media, including Mike Chambers of the Denver Post.
The Avs superstar suffered a deep bruise to his leg/hip on a check from Patric Hornqvist during Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
MacKinnon stayed in the contest and scored a third-period marker that forced overtime and helped the Avalanche get a point.
"His leg’s pretty sore. He got hit there the other night by Hornqvist," Bednar said. "I give him a lot of credit - I know he was hurting on the bench the whole game and he battled through it and ends up getting us a big goal in the third period and has a really good third period for us. But he’s questionable (tonight)."
MacKinnon is off to a hot start this season with nine points in his first six games.