DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche
defenseman Ryan Wilson
will miss his 11th consecutive game since getting hit from behind by Vancouver's Maxim Lapierre
in a Dec. 6 game, but he skated for the third day in a row and is hopeful of playing next week. Wilson went face first into the glass, suffered a cut lip and blurred vision that lasted for a couple of days.
The Avalanche weren't pleased that Lapierre wasn't penalized or suspended.
"Any time you get your head run like that, you have to get a rest and let your brain heal," Wilson said. "It would have been nice for the team to get a power play there, but I guess the refs thought it wasn't that bad of a hit. Maybe they didn’t see my head go right into the glass, but I felt it pretty good."