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Avalanche's Tanguay out minimum two weeks

Monday, 11.04.2013 / 4:04 PM / News

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Colorado Avalanche right wing Alex Tanguay will be sidelined for "a minimum of two weeks" because of the knee injury he sustained Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens, Avs coach Patrick Roy said Monday.

Tanguay was hurt in the second period of the Avalanche's 4-1 win. Roy said Tanguay would be re-evaluated by team physician Dr. Andrew Parker after the two-week period.

Rookie center Nathan MacKinnon will replace Tanguay on the line with left wing Gabriel Landeskog and center Paul Stastny when the Avalanche play the Nashville Predators on Wednesday at Pepsi Center. MacKinnon moved to that line Saturday after Tanguay was injured and scored a third-period goal to break a 1-1 tie.

Tanguay has three goals and six assists in 13 games.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild