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Tucker goes on injured list, Avs recall Durno

Monday, 10.26.2009 / 2:01 PM / News

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Avalanche have placed Darcy Tucker on the injured list three days after he suffered a concussion on a check from Carolina's Tuomo Ruutu.

The team announced the move on Monday, when it also recalled forward Chris Durno from the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL to fill Tucker's place on the roster.

Ruutu rode Tucker into the boards in the second period on Friday night. The Avalanche forward's face hit the glass and he fell to the ice unconscious.

Team doctors and trainers placed a neck brace on Tucker, who lay motionless for several minutes, and strapped him to a backboard. He was taken off the ice and to the hospital, where he was released Saturday.

The NHL suspended Ruutu three games for a boarding infraction.

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