CENTENNIAL, Colo.--With Friday's news that Gabriel Landeskog is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with an upper body injury, the onus goes to his Colorado Avalanche teammates to help shoulder the load in the club's playoff push.
"It's going to be a great opportunity for some guys," said head coach Jared Bednar. "We need some guys to step up here and elevate their game. Guys like (Alexander) Kerfoot and (Tyson) Jost will get more opportunity, everybody will get more opportunity."
Bednar did a mass adjustment of his forward lines during the club's 30-minute practice at Family Sports Center, trying new combinations with the absence of their captain for the remainder of the regular season.