Hejda lost his balance and crashed into the corner boards in Colorado's zone after he got tangled up with Edmonton’s Mark Arcobello in a puck pursuit. Hejda clutched his knee and was helped off the ice, with one arm draped around Colorado trainer Matt Sokolowski and the other around fellow defenseman Nate Guenin.
“Right now it’s difficult to say,” Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said after the 8-2 loss when asked about Hejda's condition. “We’ll see more tomorrow or, I guess, the next day. The plan is to send him back to Denver tomorrow, and we’ll see. [Team physician] Dr. [Andrew] Parker will meet with Jan, and we’ll have more details.
“Right now, I cannot give you more details than that."
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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