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Avs’ Gabriel Landeskog moved to long-term injured reserve

Jun 26, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche moved captain Gabriel Landeskog to long-term injured reserve, ColoradoHockeyNow.com reported Saturday.

The move, which provides the team some salary cap relief, was not a surprise as the forward was projected to miss about 12 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery on Oct. 17.

Landeskog, who turns 30 on Nov. 23, has not played this season.

Landeskog recorded 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists) in 51 games last season before having knee surgery in March. He returned for the playoffs and added 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 20 games to propel the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup title.

He has totaled 571 points (248 goals, 323 assists) in 738 career games since being selected by the Avalanche with the second overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media