MacKinnon to miss 3 games with facial fracture, concussion

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Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar announced Friday that Nathan MacKinnon will miss the next three games with a facial fracture and a concussion, according to The Athletic's Peter Baugh.

It's unclear if the 26-year-old will miss the All-Star Game next week.

MacKinnon sustained the injuries during a collision with Boston Bruins forward Taylor Hall in the first period of Wednesday's contest. Hall knocked the shaft of MacKinnon's stick with his shoulder as the center tried to exit the zone, hitting MacKinnon in the face and causing him to fall to the ice.

MacKinnon was bloodied on the play, and the Avalanche later announced he wouldn't return to the contest.

Colorado will face the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, and the Arizona Coyotes on Feb. 1.

Here's how the Avalanche will look without him:

MacKinnon is currently the team's third-leading scorer with 43 points in 31 games this season. He was named captain of the Central Division's All-Star roster.

MacKinnon to miss 3 games with facial fracture, concussion
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