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Hejduk out for Avalanche with torso injury

Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 12:50 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Hejduk out for Avalanche with torso injury

The Colorado Avalanche announced forward Milan Hejduk will miss Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings with a torso injury.

The 14-year veteran has three goals and nine points in 20 games this season.

The Avalanche also announced Jean-Sebastien Giguere would get the start in goal. Giguere briefly left the team to fly home to Montreal to attend the funeral of his mother.

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