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Avalanche forward Parenteau to miss 4-6 weeks

Tuesday, 03.11.2014 / 12:34 AM / News

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent

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Avalanche forward Parenteau to miss 4-6 weeks
Colorado Avalanche right wing PA Parenteau will miss 4-6 weeks after he injured his right knee in the first period of the game Monday against the Winnipeg Jets.

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche right wing PA Parenteau injured his right knee on his first shift in the first period Monday against the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center and is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season.

"We'll see for playoffs, but he will be out for four to six weeks," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said of Parenteau, who sustained an injury to his medial collateral ligament and wore a brace on his right leg after the game, which the Avalanche won 3-2 in overtime.

Parenteau attempted to come back for an early power play, but he wasn't able to skate well enough and left the ice for the rest of the game.

"He was in a lot of pain, but PA is a great team guy and he wanted to give it a try," Roy said. "He got the puck on the power play and he couldn't go back."

Parenteau missed 10 games because of an MCL injury to his left knee earlier this season. He has 14 goals and 19 assists in 53 games.

Center Paul Stastny didn't dress because of a back injury, so the Avalanche finished the game with 10 forwards and seven defensemen.

Roy said the Avalanche will call up forwards Paul Carey and Brad Malone from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.

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